Good morning. Here is some reading to start off your workweek:

• Jobs Report: Back to Where We Started (FiveThirtyEight)
• Quack Quack: Demand, Meet Supply. (Reformed Broker)
• The Future for Real Interest Rates (Gavyn Davies)
• Apple’s Deep Pockets: What $159 Billion Could Do (Bits)

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Category: Financial Press

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

7 Responses to “10 Monday AM Reads”

  1. Conan says:

    The Polarized Partisan Geography of Inequality
    Democrats represent some of the richest House districts—but they’re also more likely to have deeply unequal constituencies. Is that why the party is more focused on income disparities?

    Few issues these days set Democrats apart from Republicans more than income inequality, and the Democratic leadership has made it a signature issue. Can we trace back some of the divergence to the surprising fact that Democrats—especially senior Democrats—represent the districts with the most inequality?

    As the data show, Democrats have a lock not only on the country’s richest districts but also on the districts with the highest in-district income inequality.

    The fact that Democratic and Republican members of Congress represent districts that encompass significantly varying levels of income inequality doesn’t solve that mystery, and we shouldn’t confuse correlation for causation. But the trend raises hypotheses we might test.

    The parties have long seen the income-inequality issue differently in ideological terms. We should learn more about the degree to which they see it differently in plain old empirical terms.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/04/the-polarized-partisan-geography-of-inequality/360130/

  2. Conan says:

    Higher education Is college worth it?
    Too many degrees are a waste of money. The return on higher education would be much better if college were cheaper

    http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21600131-too-many-degrees-are-waste-money-return-higher-education-would-be-much-better?spc=scode&spv=xm&ah=9d7f7ab945510a56fa6d37c30b6f1709

  3. Conan says:

    The Richest Rich Are in a Class by Themselves
    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-03/top-tenth-of-1-percenters-reaps-all-the-riches#r=most%20popular

    I found the graph most impressive.

  4. hue says:

    Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data (NYTimes)

    Apple vs. Android: Developers see a socioeconomic divide. (Business Insider)

    AP Photographer Killed in Afghanistan: A Look Through Her Lens (Mashable)

  5. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    How advertising cookies let observers follow you across the web (theverge.com)

    “Back in December, documents revealed the NSA had been using Google’s ad-tracking cookies to follow browsers across the web, effectively coopting ad networks into surveillance networks. A new paper from computer scientists at Princeton breaks down exactly how easy it is, even without the resources and access of the NSA. The researchers were able to reconstuct as much as 90% of a user’s web activity just from monitoring traffic to ad-trackers like Google’s DoubleClick. Crucially, the researchers didn’t need any special access to the ad data. They just sat back and watched public traffic across the network….”

  6. VennData says:

    Cable Oligopoly: Please help Senator Franken….

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/business/in-scrutiny-of-cable-merger-internet-choice-will-be-crucial-battlefield.html

    Get them to take the hundreds of channels I have to fish through in their guide. I’m happy to see the ones I pay for, the rest are a huge waste of time for everyone.

  7. VennData says:

    If we gave a special tax cut to health Insurance executives, I’m sure they’d fix the entire health system. Why can’t people understand these kinds of facts the way I do?