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10 Friday AM Reads

My end of week, Chicago-bound, morning plane reads: • Investors Get Path to Buy Into Major League Baseball Teams (Bloomberg)• A Eulogy for the 60/40 Portfolio (A Wealth of Common Sense)• Investors Now Pay Full Price for Second-Hand Private Equity: Discounts used to be the norm. No longer. (Institutional Investor)• How to avoid being duped by survivorship bias (Richard Hughes Jones)• How A Massive Facebook Scam Siphoned Millions Of Dollars From Unsuspecting Boomers (Buzzfeed) see also Uber:...

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Links 10/18/19

Abandoned by Great White Sharks, Cape Town Is Now Short of Whales, Too Bloomberg Extraordinary pictures of the most ancient trees on Earth Gizmodo (David L) Study: California’s big July quakes strain major fault Associated Press (David L) The US military is trying to read minds MIT Technology Review. Not new. After the USSR fell, a former top Soviet scientist published a book on how the USSR (as well as the US) had spend lots of time and money on parapsychological research (one wonders if the...

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Links 10/17/19

Dear patient readers, Some of you have been getting one or two obnoxious ads that launch entire new windows: a fake Mac virus alert and an exhortation to upgrade your Flash. We’ve complained about them to our ad service, and they hadn’t done anything because tracking down and extracting the particular rogue ads from their “remnant” ads is hard, and they were planning to roll out a new ad system to us last weekend, which would have made this problem go away (plus make the site load way...

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10 Thursday AM Reads

My Impeachment-free morning train reads: • Meet America’s newest military giant: Amazon (MIT Technology Review)• The Best Predictor of Stock-Fund Performance (Morningstar)• Corporate America’s Second War With the Rule of Law: Uber, Facebook, and Google are increasingly behaving like the law-flouting financial empires of the 1920s. We know how that turned out. (Wired)• Brexit and the Decline of Brand Britannia (Businessweek)• Mutual Funds’ Embrace of High-Profile Unicorns Backfires (Wall...

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10 Wednesday AM Reads

My midweek morning train reads: • The Millennial Urban Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive: As WeWork crashes and Uber bleeds cash, the consumer-tech gold rush may be coming to an end. (The Atlantic)• Who Needs Moonshots? How Former Hollywood Mogul Barry Diller Built A $4.2 Billion Tech Fortune Out Of Underdog Assets (Forbes)• Why Are We Still Using the P/E Ratio? The storied multiple takes a lot of flak, but maybe it has value after all. (CIO)• So You Make $100,000? It Still Might Not...

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Links 10/16/19

Yves here. Apologies for not being back to normal programming. I am now dealing with a family mess (not health related, but there is some serious bad shit going on and it will take a bit of effort to get things under control). U.S. Procurement Won the Civil War, Today It Would Lose A War to China Matt Stoller. His book Goliath is out! Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough To save climate, tax carbon at $75 per ton: IMF PhysOrg Family of six living in...

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Link 10/15/19

Yves here. Thanks so much for your patience with the fundraiser! It is always stressful for us, since we wonder if you still love us or not, but this one turned out very well so we are all pleased and relieved. However, I am a bit fried between this and the news flow (as in the hysteria not only being dialed to 11 but also being sustained), so forgive me for needing to regroup a bit. Be sure to tune in this evening when Lambert will DJ an open thread (I initially typed “threat,” hhm) for...

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10 Tuesday AM Reads

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s private meetings with conservative pundits: The social-media giant fends off accusations of liberal bias with lengthy, off-the-record gatherings at Zuckerberg’s home (Politico) see also Facebook is refusing to take down a Trump ad making false claims about Joe Biden (Vox)• Should You Dump Your Mutual Funds For ETFs? (IBD)• 48 Hours in the Strange and Beautiful World of TikTok (New York Times) see also The Future Teen Stars of...

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10 Monday AM Reads

My back-to-work, Rudy-free morning train reads: • Is the World Economy Sliding Into First Recession Since 2009? (Bloomberg)• Marijuana Madness Turns Into a Cannabis Crash (Wall Street Journal)• When EBITDA Is Just BS (Institutional Investor)• What Happens When a Vacuum Company Tries to Make an Electric Car (Businessweek)• How to Reduce Memory Contamination (CFA Institute) see also Media Bubbles Aren’t The Biggest Reason We’re Partisans (FiveThirtyEight)• Index funds invest trillions but...

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Links 10/14/19

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1696 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser and what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, more original reporting.. A solution for food waste in Maine schools: Feed it to the...

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