Posts filed under “Video”

60 Minutes: The Battle for Space

U.S. and China are locked in a high stakes contest over satellites that are critical to national security and everyday life:

The Battle Above

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Category: Video, War/Defense

British Vogue Interview: Jony Ive and Marc Newson

British Vogue’s Suzy Menkes interview Jony Ive and Marc Newson regarfing Apple Watch and latest fashion trendsn

Category: Technology, Video

Full Speech: Obama at the Correspondent’s Dinner

Be sure to stick around through the 13:40 mark, when Luther, Obama’s anger translator, comes on . . .


Source: Washington Post

Category: Humor, Politics, Video

Spoofing & the Flash Crash

Earlier this week a trader was arrested in London and accused of “spoofing.” What’s spoofing and what does it have to do 2010 flash crash? Bloomberg View’s Matt Levine explains

How ‘Spoofing’ Might Have Crashed the Market

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Category: Legal, Trading, Video


Source: Aeon

From Aeon:

Since 1986, the amount of information we absorb has increased fivefold and our options for getting more have become almost limitless. All this choice and access to data might seem like a luxury of contemporary life – and in some ways it is – but recent neuroscience studies have shown it’s making our brains work overtime. As it turns out, we aren’t just bad at multitasking, we’re not equipped for it at all. In fact, we’re just switching between tasks, which uses up neural resources that would otherwise go towards actual problem-solving.

In this talk at the Royal Society of Arts in London, Daniel Levitin, a professor of psychology and behavioural neuroscience at McGill University in Canada, reveals the surprising effects that ‘information overload’ is having on our brains, and how we can best combat the data deluge. Some of the proven strategies, like taking short naps to recharge, could go beyond simply preventing brain drain and helping us maintain focus, but might actually make us better, more creative problem-solvers too. In fact, Levitin makes the case for regular daydreaming – 15 minutes every two hours – so that our brains benefit from a restorative mind-wandering mode, which he describes as their natural state.

Category: Psychology, Video

Druckenmiller: Look for Three Market Surprises in 2015

Stan Druckenmiller is betting on the unexpected. With one of the best long-term track records in money management, he is anticipating three surprises: Improving economy in China, Rising oil prices, and no Federal Reserve interest rate increase in 2015.

Stan Druckenmiller: Zero-Interest Rates Unnecessary

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Investing, Video

1.4% Price Rise Gets Wal-Mart Off Welfare

Te question I keep asking (here, here and here) is why are taxpayers subsidizing a giant, private, profitable company?

The video goes over the numbers, but here are is the one that jumped out at me:

Wage: $13.63/hour (based on a 30 hour work week)
Cost: $4.8 billion per year

If Wal-Mart Paid A Living Wage, How Much Would Prices Go Up?

Category: Taxes and Policy, Video, Wages & Income

Do Federal Taxes Reduce Income Inequality?

These Legos make depressingly clear just how much money the top 1 percent has


Source: Vox

Category: Taxes and Policy, Video, Wages & Income

John Oliver: The IRS

Nobody likes the IRS. But recent budget and staff cuts have made it increasingly difficult for the department to do its very important job. Don’t take our word for it. Ask Michael Bolton.


Source: HBO

Category: Humor, Taxes and Policy, Video

What Metric Should Be Used for Stock Valuations?

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Investing, Video