To Scale: The Solar System

To Scale: The Solar System from Wylie Overstreet on Vimeo.

Via Nat Geo

Category: Science, Video

Arguing With Gun Nuts on Twitter Bingo

Not you, I mean the real nuts!    

Category: Digital Media, Politics

MiB: Gary Shilling, Economist & Beekeeper

This week in our Masters in Business interview, we speak with economist Gary Shilling, author of “The Age of Deleveraging: Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth and Deflation.” Shilling has been forecasting low energy and commodities prices and lower rates for some time. He still believes the bull market in bonds isn’t over yet. In the 1960s,…Read More

Category: Podcast

Investor Sentiment and the Business Cycle

Nice way to show how the investor sentiment cycle lags behind the business cycle, yet manages to follow it . . .   Source: Dunno where exhibit 15.1 came from, if anyone can help that would be appreciated, but I saw it via Twitter

Category: Cycles, Sentiment

10 Tuesday AM Reads

My two-fer-Tuesday morning train reads: • The Surprise About Weak U.S. Profits Is How Strong They Are (Bloomberg) but see Warren Buffett and Jeremy Grantham have been warning us about this moment for years (Business Insider) • 60/40 Return Expectations (A Wealth of Common Sense) see also Goldman’s O’Neill Comes Up Short on active investing ( • Charley Ellis Foresees a 401(k) Crisis…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Inside the Self-Driving Car

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Category: Technology, Video

Economic Data Misperceptions in Political Discourse

Category: Economy, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

John Oliver: Mental Health

John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn’t.




Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, Television, Video

274 Days, 294 Mass Shootings

Source: Wonkblog

Category: Data Analysis, Politics

Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential People

Click for the full breakdown. Source: Bloomberg

Category: Markets