My afternoon train reads :

• Hedge funds miss out on equity surge (FT)
• Investors Still Love The Thrill of the Chase (Investing Caffeine) see also Quantum math makes human irrationality more sensible (Science News)
• Here’s why Larry Summers is wrong about secular stagnation (WonkBlog)
• Nocera: Helping Big Companies Compete (NY Times) see also Corporate tax dodgers leave the rest of us to foot the bill (Washington Post)
• Comcast Rep Stonewalls Customer in Cancellation Request Gone Awry (Mashable)
• The Economics of Fake Degrees (Slate)
• Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain (New Scientist)
• A ‘nationwide gentrification effect’ is segregating us (WonkBlog) see also Obama Presses Congress for Long-Term Transportation Bill (NYT)
• Meet the medical student who wants to bring down Dr. Oz (Vox)
Funny! We strenuously fact-checked the entire premise of the movie Sex Tape (GQ)

What are you reading?

 

 

The Patient Is Improving but Still Sickly

Source: WSJ

 

Category: Markets

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5 Responses to “10 Tuesday PM Reads”

  1. Robert M says:

    What being wrong does correctly;http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2014/07/the-uses-of-being-wrong/.
    Any chance pundits will learn?

  2. Robert M says:

    What his story misses is that this has always gone on. It is now justified not in terms of race and class but market efficiency. Ask anyone who has been kicked off the Google bus.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/07/11/college-graduates-are-sorting-themselves-into-cities-increasingly-out-of-reach-of-everyone-else/

  3. faulkner says:

    How to choose? (On narrowing where one applies rational – and consciously narrow – System 2 processes.) When your reasons are worse than useless, sometimes the most rational choice is a random stab in the dark http://aeon.co/magazine/world-views/is-the-most-rational-choice-the-random-one/

    Peter Stone, The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making (2011)

  4. barbacoa666 says:

    If by chance you found, “Quantum math makes human irrationality more sensible” interesting, it is probably you’ll find “Discovery of quantum vibrations in ‘microtubules’ corroborates theory of consciousness” interesting as well: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-discovery-quantum-vibrations-microtubules-corroborates.html

  5. barbacoa666 says:

    HDEV Experiment: Real-Time HD video of Earth from International Space Station, via TDRS and the NASA Human Space Flight Network, along with ISS location. HDEV is an engineering experiment that returns this video feed as a byproduct: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/hdev/