The Think Tanks

Source: No Exit

Category: Humor, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

Are the Borrowing Costs of Large Financial Firms Unusual?

Category: Credit, Think Tank

Mobility Index Report

Good Mobility Index Report Q1 2015 Source: Venture Beat

Category: Digital Media, Technology

Why Not Everyone is Feeling the Economic Recovery

    My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at why the economic recovery is so unevenly distributed. The print version had the full headline Not everyone is feeling the economic recovery while online the headline was Are you not feeling the economic recovery? This could be why. Here’s an excerpt:…Read More

Category: Cycles, Data Analysis, Economy

10 Sunday Reads

Round out your weekend with our Sunday morning reads: • Financial Advisers Don’t Care About Millennials, and the Feeling Is Mutual (Bloomberg) • You wanna be right? Or make money? (Adam Grimes) see also Finding the Limitations in Your Investment Process (WOCS) • Why Stocks Belong in a Retirement Portfolio (NYT) • The View from the Front Seat of…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Slow Light

On an astronomical scale, light is tediously slow:

Source: One Universe at a Time


Category: Science, Video, Weekend

Spectre: Aston Martin vs Jaguar in new James Bond film

Category: Film, Weekend

Letterman was once a religion . . .

It used to be a religion. That’s right, late night started with Steve Allen, matured with Johnny Carson and ended with David Letterman. There are people on at 11:35 now, even 11 and 12:35, but they’re poseurs, inheritors of a throne no one pays fealty to anymore, despite a fawning press gushing in adulation, trying…Read More

Category: Humor, Television, Think Tank

MiB: Bill McNabb, CEO of Vanguard Group

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak withBill McNabb, chief executive officer and chairman of Vanguard Group. He has a message for the fund industry:  “We are not done on the cost side,” he said in an interview earlier this week as part of the Masters in Business series. “We think we need to keep raising the…Read More

Category: Podcast

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here at last! Pour yourself a big mug of steaming black Sumatra coffee, and settle in for our expertly selected long form weekend reads: • Why Can’t America Have Great Trains? A Washington Mystery. (National Journal) • Tomorrow’s Advance Man: Marc Andreessen’s plan to win the future. (New Yorker) • Part 1 of The Rise & Fall of Silk…Read More

Category: Financial Press