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Monday, July 23, 2018 2:00 am
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Sunday, July 22, 2018 4:00 am

My easy like Sunday morning reads: o Marc Andreessen & Ben Horowitz (Waiter’s Pad) see also Andreessen & Horowitz 2 (Waiter’s Pad) o The Erstwhile Hedge Fund King of Akron, Ohio's Very Difficult Summer (SIRF) o Sleeping Giants Revealed: The People Behind an Anti-Breitbart Twitter Account (New York Times) o 7 Skills That Aren't About to Be Automated (Harvard Business Review)…

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Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:00 am

This week, we speak with John Carreyrou, two-time Pulitzer-prize winner, and author of Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. Carreyrou first became aware of Theranos via a Ken Auletta column in the New Yorker, Blood, Simpler. The story of how Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University after her freshman year to launch blood-testing…

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Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:00 am

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Mocha Java coffee, grab a seat by the pool, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: o Discuss: The End is Near for the Economic Boom: Growth will slow. The bull market will expire. Here's why and what you need to do about it. (Fortune) o Zuckerberg: The Recode…

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Friday, July 20, 2018 1:00 pm

Succinct Summations for the week ending July 20th, 2018 Positives: 1. Jay Powell’s Congressional testimony was uneventful (thank heavens for the little things); 2. Index of leading economic indicators rose 0.5%, beating expected 0.4%. 3. Jobless claims fell 8k w/o/w from 215k to 207k, the lowest level since 1969. 4. Retail sales rose 0.5% m/o/m, in…

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Friday, July 20, 2018 7:00 am

Short answer, according to WaPo: hit harder than people think it will: “These cate­go­ries show a sim­i­lar trend. Most dur­able goods (brown lines) have be­come cheap­er since the end of 1999. Dur­able goods are typ­i­cal­ly used for three years or more, such as furniture, cam­eras and auto­mo­biles. As a cate­go­ry, they are more likely to…

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Friday, July 20, 2018 5:06 am

My end of week morning train reads: o Buy the Tweet, Sell the Blog Post (Irrelevant Investor) o Disney, Economic Gravity and Vibranium Physics (Redef) o Mueller's Latest Indictments Show That 'Witches' Are Very Real (National Review) o How to Spend It: the shopping list for the 1% (The Guardian) o The Last Days of Blockbuster Video: For One Last Night, Make…

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Friday, July 20, 2018 3:00 am

The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is a fierce competitor to Tesla — it can be produced in volumes  by an automobile company that knows how to do volume manufacturing. It looks great, Porsche is known for best in class driving dynamics. The world’s fastest luxury sedan is not only good looking — its coming in…

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Friday, July 20, 2018 2:00 am

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Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:00 pm

U.S. weapons exports from 1950 to 2017. Data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s Arms Transfers Database. Units are expressed in trend indicator values (TIV). Each dot on the map = one TIV. Visualization by Will Geary.   The United States of Arms The United States of Arms from Will Geary on Vimeo.  

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