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10 Tuesday AM Reads

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:09:05 +0000

Back to work with our Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • Wealth Managers Beware: Emerging Fintechs Are Coming For Retirement Planning Next (CB Insights) • Devil’s Bargain: We already have planet-cooling technology. The problem is, it’s killing us. (Grist) • The Mueller Probe and a Lesson in Russian Strategic Deception (Slate) • Podcasting Is the New Soft Diplomacy (Ringer) see…

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A Timeline Of Very Bad Future Predictions

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:30:22 +0000

click for complete graphic Source: Infographic City     Presented without comment . . .   Previously: Apprenticed Investor: The Folly of Forecasting (thestreet.com, Jun 7, 2005) Mirror Worst Predictions for 2008 (TBP, December 31, 2008) Investing in 2012: Get ahead of forecaster folly (Washington Post December 30, 2011) Why Do Forecasters Keep Forecasting? (Bloomberg, Dec 11, 2013) Greenspan…

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Does More “Skin in the Game” Mitigate Bank Risk-Taking?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:00:34 +0000

Does More “Skin in the Game” Mitigate Bank Risk-Taking? Haelim Anderson, Daniel Barth, and Dong Beom Choi Liberty Street Economics, February 12, 2018         It is widely said that a lack of “skin in the game” would distort lenders’ incentives and cause a moral hazard problem, that is, excessive risk‑taking. If so,…

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Podcasting Boom Explained

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:00:18 +0000

Source: Visual Capitalist

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The Disinformation Society

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:30:58 +0000

Blame it on distribution. This is the year we discovered Facebook and Google were the enemy. We were taught for so long that content was king that we forgot he or she who presents the news is the ultimate arbiter. And what we’ve got is a skewed picture. Meanwhile, the traditional news organizations impacted society…

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A Conversation with Charlie Munger

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:00:12 +0000

  Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, joins Michigan Ross Dean Scott DeRue for a conversation about Mr. Munger’s life, career journey, philanthropic legacy, and his thoughts on a few current global trends. Recorded Nov 30, 2017 in Los Angeles as part of an event for alumni of the Ross School of Business at…

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10 President Day Reads

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:30:42 +0000

My President’s Day morning train reads: • Dangerous Bullshit (LA Review of Books) • If you’re under 40 you should be hoping for another stock plunge, says pundit Josh Brown (Los Angeles Times) • Charles Payne: Lessons learned from 35 years in the fund industry (Evidence-Based Investor) • Meet the Guy Who Gets Financial Advisers Appearances at Harvard and West Point (MoneyBeat) • A…

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Time Series Correlates of Mass Shooting Statistics

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:48 +0000

Source: Econbrowser     Why is the United States the only country where mass shootings happen with such alarming frequency? The high cost of mental health care — it simply does not exist for many people — is certainly one factor. The chart above shows the causal relationship between military grade weapons becoming street legal. This…

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Political Oscars

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:00:41 +0000

Source: Sutton Impact Studio

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