My afternoon train reads :

• Booming Until It Hurts? (Project-Syndicate)
• MBAs are totally misguided about how much they’re worth (Quartz)
• Who gains from those drug discount deals? (Spoiler: Drug companies) (LA Times)
• Can’t get a job from an algorithm, or so it seems as hot resumes go nowhere fast (Bloomberg)
• The Fundamental Truths of the Startup Industry (HNW)
• Scientists are beginning to figure out why conservatives are…conservative (MoJo) see also Brookings: One political party is actively working to make government fail (WonkBlog)
• Disliking Congress, as a Whole And as Individuals (FiveThirtyEight)
• Google: 6 Reasons Why Nobody Uses Your App (FastCo Design)
• Euthanasia should be legally painless (Bloomberg View)
• 23 things we Learned from the ‘Young Frankenstein’ commentary (Film School Rejects)

What are you reading?

 

Asia’s Rising Resilience to Oil Prices

Source: Real Time Economics

Category: Financial Press

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6 Responses to “10 Wednesday PM Reads”

  1. But he did get the spider . . .

    “A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.”

    Man using spray paint, lighter to kill spider sets house on fire (Seattle Times)

    http://goo.gl/CiNb2Z

  2. CD4P says:

    Holy sh*t!!!!!!!!! Ride in your car to and from your condo unit.

    http://www.miamiresidence.com/preconstruction/porsche-design-tower.htm

  3. ottnott says:

    I’m reading (and listening) to Comcast tormenting a customer trying to end his service:

    http://theweek.com/speedreads/index/264834/speedreads-listen-to-this-comcast-rep-berate-a-customer-trying-to-cancel-his-service

    Related to this is the news you’ve probably all heard about the FCC being overwhelmed by comments on the proposed rules that would end “net neutrality” and allow the internet service providers to reserve improved internet speeds for the content providers willing to pay extra to the ISP (and even then, only if the ISP is willing to sell to that provider — something the ISP might not do to a provider that competes with some portion of the corporation that owns the ISP).

    Without net neutrality, technology improvements and what little competition there is in the market will primarily benefit the ISPs rather than end-users. Developers of innovative new online services and sites might get shut out by larger competitors paying extra for exclusive access to higher speeds in a market segment.

    The net neutrality in force right now clearly is working well. Small innovators fare well, as do streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon. The biggest shortcoming of US internet service is that we are paying more money for lower speeds than do residents of most modernized countries in Europe and Asia. The end of net neutrality would mess with what is working well and would remove the incentive to increase end-user bandwidth in general.

    The current FCC chair used to be a lobbyist for the companies that are the most eager to end net neutrality.

    We get to have our say here: http://www.fcc.gov/comments .

    Click on the Proceeding # for “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet”

    Friday midnight EDT is your deadline. This matters to all of us.

    • ottnott says:

      And it never hurts to let your US Representative and Senators know that you favor net neutrality and have left a comment to that effect at the FCC site.

  4. rd says:

    I assume that the poor housing starts in the South in May and June were due to bad weather there and are one-time events:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-17/housing-starts-in-u-s-unexpectedly-fall-on-plunge-in-south.html