My Sunday morning reads:

• Notes from the Delivering Alpha 2014 conference. (The Reformed Broker, part 2, part 3)
•  Do You See Yourself as a Sophisticated Investor? (WSJ)
• We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history  (MarketWatch) but see Bubble Paranoia Setting In as S&P 500 Surge Stirs Angst (Bloomberg)
• In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates (DealBook)
• Millennial Homeownership: Nothing to worry about (Fortune) see also Yuba jury awards homeowner $16 million in mortgage case (Sacramento Bee)
• Facebook is studying your mom, your makeout buddy, and your 9/11 conspiracy theories (MoJo)
• Comcast’s worst nightmare: How Tennessee could save America’s internet (Salon)
• Jet Attack Puts Putin in Corner; ‘This Isn’t His Plan A’ (Bloomberg)
• The Secret History Behind The Science Of Stress (NPR)
• Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy (New Scientist)

What’s for brunch?

 

Asia’s Rising Resilience to Oil Prices

Source: Real Time Economics

 

Category: Financial Press

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9 Responses to “10 Sunday Morning Reads”

  1. VennData says:

    Angry White Male defender of unpatriotic tax dodgers Larry Kudlow throws around more fabricated statistics.

    http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/testify-4/

    Kudlow just needs to be called out on his lies.

  2. hue says:

    Galapagos: Gunning Down Goats (like Sarah Palin,) Jerking off a Tortoise, and the Invasive Species of Humans (Radiolab)

    Magic Carpet Ride: How Much Faster is Usain Bolt than Jesse Owens (TED Radio Hour) David Epstein had debunked the 10,000-hour nonsense, How Athletes Get Great

    • hue says:

      Mark Ames: Homophobia, racism and the Kochs: San Francisco’s tech-libertarian “Reboot” conference is a cesspool (pandodaily)

      Just Undo It: The LeBron James Profile That Nike Killed (Deadspin)

  3. RW says:

    Children from Central America Surge Across Our Border: Congress Must Now Decide Whether to Change the Immigration Law that George W. Bush Signed in 2008

    News reports have been filled with conflicting theories explaining why tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, have been streaming into the U.S. …

    The AIC recently released a report, based on documented interviews with more than 350 children from El Salvador which states that “crime, gang threats, or violence appear to be the strongest determinants for childrens’ decisions to emigrate.

    Typically, the gangs try to recruit children. If they refuse, they and/or family members are shot.

    …a 2008 law signed by President George W. Bush makes it illegal for the U.S. to deport an unaccompanied minor, unless he is coming from a bordering country such as Mexico or Canada and can easily be handed over to officials from his homeland.

  4. Jojo says:

    Proving the point once again that one doesn’t need to have brains or common sense to be a celebrity.
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    Celebrity tattoos: You know that’s forever, right?
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/03/showbiz/gallery/celebrity-tattoos/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

    • Jojo says:

      And a follow-up:
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      July 15, 2014, 2:38 p.m. EDT
      Tattoo removal surges 440% over the last decade
      Removing a love that is only skin deep is painfully expensive

      By Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch

      Actress Melanie Griffith is going through a painful divorce. But the removal of her tattoo with the first name of her husband Antonio Banderas may be almost as painful. And she’s not alone. Revenue for tattoo removals has surged 440% to an estimated $75.5 million over the last decade.

      The tattoo removal industry is still growing and expected to hit $83.2 million over the next four years, keeping pace with growth in the overall tattoo industry, according to research firm IBISWorld. Revenue for the industry overall is estimated to be $3.4 billion in 2014, an annualized growth rate of just 2.9%, though there is strong demand for tattoos with intricate designs, such as 3-D tattoos, says IBISWorld lead analyst Andy Brennan. There are nearly 8,000 tattoo businesses in the U.S., with no dominant player.

      http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tattoo-removal-surges-440-over-the-last-decade-2014-07-15

  5. Jojo says:

    11 crucial facts to understand the Israel-Gaza crisis
    Updated by Zack Beauchamp on July 17, 2014

    Israel and Hamas are at war in the Gaza Strip. Hamas is firing rockets into Israel, Israel has been launching airstrikes against Hamas, and, on Thursday, Israel announced it will launch a ground invasion. The violence is dominating headlines internationally. But there’s a ton of backstory that’s necessary to understand what’s happening, both in the day-to-day conflict and the bigger picture. What is Hamas, really, and what does it want? What is Gaza, and does Israel control it?

    In order to give you a better sense of what’s actually happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, here are 11 basic but critical facts you need to know to understand what’s going on in Gaza today.

    http://www.vox.com/2014/7/16/5904691/hamas-israel-gaza-11-things

  6. willid3 says:

    property rights over ride the need to worry about climate change? really?

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/07/libertarians-unable-see-climate-change.html