ENTOURAGE Movie Trailer


Source: NYT

Category: Film, Weekend

How Is Your Personal Economic Recovery Going?

Are you not feeling the economic recovery? This could be why. Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, May 17 2015       “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” —William Gibson   William Gibson’s observation about the future was a reference to the idea that people have different access to new technology…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Economy

MiB: Dimensional Fund Advisors’ David Booth

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with David Booth, the founder, chairman and co-CEO of Dimensional Funds Advisors (DFA). At the University of Kansas, Booth earned his B.A. in economics and M.S. in business. He went to receive his MBA from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he became the teaching assistant for future…Read More

Category: Markets

10 Weekend Reads

Good Saturday morn. Pour yourself a strong cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain, settle into your favorite easy chair, and enjoy our longer form weekend reads: • Here’s How to Make Millions as an Art Forger (Bloomberg) • Decoding the Enigma of Satoshi Nakamoto and the Birth of Bitcoin (NYT) • Can Algorithms Form Price-Fixing Cartels? (New Yorker) • Silicon Valley Is…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Past, Present, and Future Challenges for the Euro Area

Past, Present, and Future Challenges for the Euro Area Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer At the ECB Forum on Central Banking conference “Inflation and Unemployment in Europe” Sintra, Portugal  May 21, 2015       It is an honor and a pleasure to participate in the ECB Forum on Central Banking, and I thank you, President Draghi,…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Currency, Think Tank

James Taylor interviewed on Howard Stern

Howard Stern interviews musician James Taylor.   May 12, 2015  

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Podcast, Weekend

Letterman and the Future of Media Consumption

The past month has seen an outpouring of tributes and praise for the just-retired “Late Show” host David Letterman. I have been linking to some of the more informative (and amusing) discussions in the morning reads (see this and this). None have really captured the context I was looking for: what does this tell us about the future…Read More

Category: Humor, Television, Web/Tech

Minimum Wage by City

Good chart, relevant to our discussion of fast food minimum wages in Seattle and earlier elsewhere this week.   click for ginormous graphic Source: NY Times

Category: Digital Media, Wages & Income

10 Friday AM Reads

Three day weekend! Get it started right with our artisinal morning train reads: • Seven Lies Investors Tell Themselves (Total Return) • Meet Generation Subprime (USN&WR) • Mark Zuckerberg Just Wants a Little Privacy. $100 million and 750 Acres of It. (Slate) see also Top CEOs Make 373 Times the Average U.S. Worker (Real Time Economics) • What’s Wrong With ‘Mathiness’…Read More

Category: Financial Press

1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Source: Classic Driver

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Category: Weekend