It’s time to start your week off right with our hand-selected artisanal reads: (continues here):

• Federated Investors: Get Ready for S&P 2500 (Barron’s) versus Spuds Powell, Master of Disaster (Barron’s)
• Secular Stagnation: Facts, Causes and Cures (Vox EU)
• The Mystery of Lofty Stock Market Elevations (NYT) but see Under What Circumstances Should You Worry That the Stock Market Is “Too High” (Washington Center for Equitable Growth)
• An Honest Stock Market Update (Motley Fool)

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Category: Financial Press

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13 Responses to “10 Monday AM Reads”

  1. hue says:

    Smartphones Overstate Their Social Intelligence (NYTimes)

    In the Sharing Economy, Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty (NYTimes)

    What Millennials Can Teach Boomers About Start-up Success (Forbes)

  2. RW says:

    Balanced-budget fundamentalism

    The difference between fundamentalism that denies the concept of evolution and fundamentalism that denies the principles of macroeconomics is that the latter is doing people immediate harm.

    NB: see also The harmful myth of the balanced budget.

  3. DeDude says:

    So you can trade stocks without being robbed by HFT crooks and their co-conspirators owning the old traditional exchanges. Question is whether any company can be considered to fulfill its fiduciary duty if it doesn’t trade on iEX. If they know they are being robbed and they know there is a way to avoid being robbed they might even be criminally liable for not preventing it, right?

    http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/6qRRzfhK7ORdlymkjLXXfjmZWwJC2nHN/is-the-u-s-stock-market-rigged-/

  4. rd says:

    More on how companies maximize profits by impacting their workers. Increasingly sophisticated scheduling software coupled with their big data analysis of store demand means they view workers as “just-in-time” components to be scheduled at will on very short notice. The focus in this article is on how this makes these jobs extremely difficult and expensive for poor working moms. Heck, it would even be difficult for non-poor working moms. Something to keep in mind when ordering lattes at Starbucks as well as most other service jobs.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/08/15/scheduling_software_starbucks_promises_to_do_better_but_low_wage_workers.html

  5. VennData says:

    Even the Pope Supports our troops in Iraq.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/18/pope-francis-isis-and-the-last-crusade.html

    Where is the GOP? Still whining that Obama doesn’t have the moral authority to lead. How does that make our uniformed people feel? Rand Paul? McCain? Fox News? WSJ Opinon Page? Where did you fight Rupert Murdock??

    You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Goo ahead and shut down the government again so our troops can sit their un-supplied.

    How can ANYONE support the GOP?

  6. VennData says:

    “…​I couldn’t believe how friendly the people were, and the freedom that we had. We were not afraid of the government! I really appreciated this American freedom. When I wanted a new job, I could change it. When I wanted to talk, I could talk! I am very glad that I am in America. I am a good citizen. I am very lucky to be here…”

    ​http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2dvsb1/iama_94_year_old_wwii_veteran_who_was_conscripted/​

    ​Hey corporate inverters: America, Love it or Leave It.​

  7. Jojo says:

    This validates that there is too much money floating around!

    But the good part is that he is not going to hire anyone under 35 YO. [lol]. Proving he is a really smart guy who understands that 20-something kiddies just out of school still have a lot to learn,
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    Forbes
    8/14/2014
    This Entrepreneur Raised $2M With A Five-Slide Presentation — About Nothing

    He may sound crazy, but there’s a method to his madness. Itay Adam is already well-funded and staffed to create “the next big thing.” All that remains is to come up with an idea.

    On a memorable episode of the hit 1990s sitcom Seinfeld, NBC executives meet Jerry after his nightclub act and ask him to come up with an idea for a TV series. His friend George decides he can be a sitcom writer and comes up with the idea of it being “a show about nothing,” and it worked! Run with it.

    Itay Adam is an outgoing chutzpah-filled Israeli, a lifelong entrepreneur and a huge Seinfeld fan. In his 22 years of online marketing, after funding many ventures, both successful and not, Adam went on (much like on Seinfeld) to raise money for a company about nothing.

    ….

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ilyapozin/2014/08/14/this-entrepreneur-raised-2m-with-a-five-slide-presentation-about-nothing/print/

  8. willid3 says:

    so when robots drive cars. does that mean that they have to have rights too?

    http://qz.com/249822/the-case-for-considering-robots-people/

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