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Finance and Econ From the Web: Super-rich Don’t Stay Rich, Robots Take Jobs, Tech Cold war

January 16, 2019 Bilal 0

Some insightful articles on the super-rich, notably  they get killed in China and  they have to work in the US. I’ve found some good articles on China, particularly on various inefficiencies in innovation subsidies and coal production. I also highlight the growing tech war between the US and China. Then there are some good articles on currency factors, market volatility and common-share holdings. On the economics front, there’s a study that shows that happiness is linked to the provision of public goods, how sovereign debt levels may not be as much of a constraint as many think and how changing […]

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Best Of the Web: New Tech Toys, How To Read More, What’s the Worst Pain…

January 10, 2019 Bilal 0

The best of new consumer products have been on display at the CES conference in Las Vegas, and there are some pretty cool ones. Elsewhere, a bunch of “how to” articles :  holding chopsticks, using your smartphone camera, learning a new skill. On the science front, several great articles including alien radio signals, the intelligence of crows and pictures of an atom.  There are scary big brother developments such tech attaching to bees! And a few articles on Big Tech and much much more. Enjoy!

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Finance and Econ From the Web: Taxing the rich, Euro’s 20th birthday and US military map

January 8, 2019 Bilal 0

Here’s my first curation for 2019 and there were some surprisingly good pieces produced over the past month. We have Paul Krugman, Ken Rogoff and Larry summers wade into policy waters – they disagree on the use of fiscal stimuli, taxing the rich and negative rates. There were a swathe of articles on the euro’s 20thbirthday – all agree the construct is imperfect but they vary in their pessimism on its future. There are some great data and charts; notably Chinese growth data back to the 10th century and which countries the US media has obsessed about over the past 100 […]

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Best Of the Web: Richest Celebrities of 2018, Elon Musk Space Movie, and Slow Chewing

December 20, 2018 Bilal 0

In my last “best of” list of 2018, I’ve picked a lighter selection of articles. All of them will give you  a smile. You’ll discover that the Scandis may be not so perfect after all as they are not that generous. We find out which books have featured most in end-year lists. There are some funny videos including one with Home Alone’s Macaulay Culkin. And Ever wondered what a terrible map  looks like? You’ll find out. Enjoy!

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Finance and Econ From the Web: End Of IRS, Best Finance Twitter Accounts, Weather Risks In 2019

December 19, 2018 Bilal 0

Some excellent articles on politics this week including one on how populism has actually been on the rise since the 1980s and another on how governments could suppress dissent on social media. There’s a bunch of good outlooks and risk scenarios for 2019.  A good article on the evolution of Warren Buffet investment style. Some useful pieces on yield curves and growth across G7. And some fascinating pieces on China. Enjoy.

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Best Of the Web: Trending Google Searches Of 2018, Things That Won’t Exist in 25 Years And Optimal Exercise Duration

December 13, 2018 Bilal 0

Facial recognition tech has entered music concerts, China has the largest telescope dish on earth (0.5km wide), a depositary of start-up pitch books and a breakthrough in cancer detection are some of the tech/science stories I feature. On the culture side, I have “Instagram sitters” (!) for when you go away, how K-pop is influencing global fashion and Puma’s dorkiest shoe ever. Then there are lists of best TV shows of the year, strangest facts and Hollywood winners and losers. And there’s much much more so make sure to scroll all the way down. Enjoy. 

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Finance and Econ From the Web: Seth Klarman on Capitalism, Female Employment Explains Slow Recovery and AI Investing

December 4, 2018 Bilal 0

Every week I get surprised by how much good quality work is available for free. This week, aside from the articles mentioned in the subject line, we have some articles on the poor performance of US university endowment funds, how climate change responsible companies see their stock prices go up, and some new data sources on uncertainty and partisan conflict. There are some insightful papers on house prices at the country and city level. A slew of articles on US monetary policy –  why hasn’t QT seen higher rates, is unmeasured productivity holding inflation down and should the Fed revise […]

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Best Of the Web: How Millionaires Live, A Method To Sleep Quickly and Flex-Plane Drones

November 29, 2018 Bilal 0

For some reason this week, there’s a been a slew of articles that give insights into the rich (like buying $800 candles). On the health front, new research shows the virtues of weightlifting, gene therapy for Parkinson’s and drawing on memory. Amazon is now scanning health records and I-Phones can be unlocked by third-parties. On family issues, research shows birth order doesn’t affect personality and summer-born kids get over-diagnosed with ADHD. There’s a bunch more articles and some really cute (and odd) animal pictures at the bottom.

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Finance and Econ From the Web: Non-Cyclical US Inflation, Drivers Of Financial Cycles and Curse Of Sludge

November 27, 2018 Bilal 0

I’ve got some excellent articles this week. Two papers on trading markets around events: one on equities and FOMC and one on bonds and auctions. Some good papers on how business cycles and monetary policy spills over from big countries to smaller ones. Another on the difference between the financial cycle and the business cycle. I have a bunch of articles on the growing “Cold War” rivalry between the US and China. And there a few on inequality. Finally, the FT has its recommendations for best econ books of 2018.     INVESTING and TRADING The Periodic Table of Investments […]