From the Archives: 10/31/2012 Edition

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

 

Storm Porn

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-after-landfall/100396

 

The Case for price gouging

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2012/10/sandy_price_gouging_
anti_gouging_laws_make_natural_disasters_worse.html

 

Literature is not Data: Against the Digital Humanities

http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?type=&id=1040&fulltext=1&media=

 

Has Hollywood Murdered the Movies

http://www.tnr.com/print/article/books-and-arts/magazine/107212/has-hollywood-murdered-the-movies

 

The Man who Made Star Wars (Atlantic 1979)

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1979/03/the-man-who-made-star-wars/306228/?single_page=true

AND Disney buys LucasFilms, Announces Episode 7

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/disney-says-it-is-buying-star-wars-maker-lucasfilm-for-405-billion-from-george-lucas/2012/10/30/dc0ace18-22cc-11e2-92f8-7f9c4daf276a_story.html

 

Who loses when interest rates are kept low?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-30/who-loses-when-fed-keeps-interest-rates-low-.html

 

How hard did Morgan Stanley try to lose money on the Facebook IPO?

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/10/how-hard-did-morgan-stanley-try-to-lose-money-on-the-facebook-ipo/

 

The Marketplace in your brain!

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Marketplace-in-Your-Brain/134524/

 

A Tale of 2 Asias

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/30/a_tale_of_two_asias?page=full

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From the Archives: 10/30/2012 Edition

Joey Chestnut and Competitive Eating

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201211/jon-ronson-competitive-eating-contests-gq-november-2012?printable=true

 

Hacking the presidents DNA

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/11/hacking-the-presidents-dna/309147/?single_page=true

 

Rethinking the computer at 80

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/science/rethinking-the-computer-at-80.html?pagewanted=all

 

Tug of War has a Tug of War problem

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/sports/Tug-of-War-Has-a-Tug-of-War-Problem.html?page=all

 

The Predictive Future of Search

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3569684/google-now-android-4-2-knowledge-graph-neural-networks

 

Is there a right size for banks?

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/speeches/2012/speech615.pdf

 

If Banks can’t overcharge you for trading, how can they afford to bring you more overpriced IPO’s?

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/10/if-banks-cant-overcharge-you-for-trading-how-can-they-afford-to-bring-you-more-overpriced-ipos/

 

What is Rajoy and Spain waiting for?

http://soberlook.com/2012/10/what-is-rajoy-waiting-for-some-thoughts.html

 

A Bandwidth Breakthrough (10x speeds with no new hardware? Yes please)

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/429722/a-bandwidth-breakthrough/

From the Archives: 10/29/2012 Edition

Argentina’s Pari Passu Loss

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/27/argentinas-stunning-pari-passu-loss/

and

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/10/elliott-associates-winning-battles-against-argentina-on-land-and-sea/

 

Gaza: A way out

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/oct/26/gaza-isolation-way-out/

 

Homo Sapiens, the state of the species is…strong?

http://www.orionmagazine.org/articles/article/7146

 

Andrea Rossi’s Infinite Energy Box

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-10/andrea-rossis-black-box?single-page-view=true

 

Master of the knuckleball, the most elusive skill in sports

http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/doers/2012/10/how_did_r_a_dickey_get_so_good
_the_mets_pitcher_reveals_how_he_mastered.single.html

 

Junk Bonds Get more popular, junkier

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/business/junk-bonds-are-growing-more-popular-and-turning-even-riskier.html?ref=business&_r=0&pagewanted=all

 

Euro Crises calls for a breakup – of Spain

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443675404578060503427163808.html?mod=WSJ__MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsForth

 

Me and my censor: Truth Telling in Todays China

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/26/me_and_my_censor?page=full

 

Supreme court case could stop you from reselling things

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/a-supreme-court-clash-could-change-what-ownership-means/

From the Archives: 10/26/2012 Edition

The Plot to Destroy America’s Beer

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

 

Family of Wen Jiabo holds hidden fortune in China

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/business/global/family-of-wen-jiabao-holds-a-hidden-fortune-in-china.html?pagewanted=all

 

The History of Monopoly

http://harpers.org/blog/2012/10/monopoly-is-theft/?single=1

 

The US Militaries Leadership Problem

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/11/general-failure/309148/?single_page=true#

 

Why Freddie Mac Resisted Refis

http://www.propublica.org/article/why-freddie-mac-resisted-refis

and Freddie Mac Preferred Punishing Banks to helping homeowners

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/10/freddie-mac-preferred-punishing-banks-to-helping-homeowners/

 

Columbia’s Program to turn FARC fighters into Civilians

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138377/anne-phillips/once-were-warriors?page=show

 

Eurozone nears Japanese style deflation trap

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9634326/Eurozone-nears-Japan-style-trap-as-money-and-credit-contract-again.html

 

Misunderstanding Financial Crises

http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2012/10/25/1223861/misunderstanding-financial-crises-a-qa-with-gary-gorton/

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From the Archives: 10/25/2012 Edition

Microsoft Dives Deep to Surface a hit

http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/10/microsoft-surface/all/

 

The Creepy, Dangerous Ideology behind Silicon Valley’s Cult of Disruption
http://pandodaily.com/2012/10/24/travis-shrugged/

 

The Broke Broker

http://observer.com/2012/10/my-homeless-real-estate-agent-hes-got-keys-to-the-villages-best-apartments-but-still-lacks-one-of-his-own/?show=all

 

CEO’s self-serving deficit manifesto

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/25/ceos-self-serving-deficit-manifesto/

 

Prisoners of Cable

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/11/prisoners-of-cable/309109/?single_page=true

 

Why a decade of war has not prompted a reexamination of US Foreign Policy

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/24/cant_we_all_just_not_get_along?page=full

 

What does a fact checker do

http://www.cjr.org/critical_eye/fact-checking_at_the_new_yorker.php?page=all

 

The Unnatural Bobby Fischer

http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2012/10/bobby_fischer_jonathan_safran_
foer_on_the_life_of_the_jewish_chess_champion.single.html

From the Archives: 10/24/2012 Edition

The Power Of Grammer

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/bigger-better-google-ngrams-brace-yourself-for-the-power-of-grammar/263487/#

 

Ghaddafi, good guy, bad guy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/2012/10/hes_behind_you.html

 

Thomas Nagal Isn’t Crazy (on consciousness)

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/blog/philosophy/thomas-nagel-mind-and-cosmos-review-leiter-nation/

 

Inside the new hipster megachurch

http://www.alternet.org/belief/oral-sex-yoga-and-gods-eternal-wrath-inside-new-hipster-megachurch-tells-modern-women-submit?paging=off

 

How the US decides who to kill in the war on terror

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/plan-for-hunting-terrorists-signals-us-intends-to-keep-adding-names-to-kill-lists/2012/10/23/4789b2ae-18b3-11e2-a55c-39408fbe6a4b_print.html

 

The Island where people forgot to die

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/magazine/the-island-where-people-forget-to-die.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all

 

Is China still a currency manipulator?

http://www.economonitor.com/dolanecon/2012/10/24/is-china-still-a-currency-manipulator/

 

The Third Industrial Revolution

http://elidourado.com/blog/the-third-industrial-revolution-has-only-just-begun/

From The Archives: 10/23/2012 Edition

Ask a Banker: What is a derivative?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/10/17/163038597/ask-a-banker-whats-a-derivative

 

Healthcare and Cars are not the same

http://synthenomics.blogspot.com/2012/10/healthcare-and-cars-are-not-isomorphic.html

 

Will the singularity turn us into gods, or end the human race

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/22/3535518/singularity-rapture-of-the-nerds-gods-end-human-race

 

Why is E-voting on the decline?

http://arstechnica.com/features/2012/10/paper-prophets-why-e-voting-is-on-the-decline-in-the-united-states/

 

Playing Dirty: The rise of the obstacle course

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/multisport/Playing-Dirty-November-2012.html?page=all

 

Why products fail

http://www.wired.com/design/2012/10/ff-why-products-fail/all/

 

The terrifying rise of Greece’s Nazi Party

http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/108848/the-terrifying-rise-greeces-nazi-party

 

Broken BRICS

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138219/ruchir-sharma/broken-brics?page=show

 

Will the Euro Survive? Taking a man at his word

http://fistfulofeuros.net/afoe/taking-a-man-at-his-word/