From the Archives: 11/29/2012 Edition

Twilight on the Tundra, a race across 685 miles of snow in Eastern Russia

http://www.themorningnews.org/article/twilight-on-the-tundra

 

The Ricky Rubio Experience

http://theclassical.org/articles/the-ricky-rubio-experience

 

#Kony2013: Why the manhunt is taking so long, and how it can be won

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138429/benjamin-runkle/kony2013?page=show

 

British Universities have a lot to learn about philanthropy

http://www.aeonmagazine.com/living-together/david-edmonds-universities-philanthropy/

 

The “net-price” myth will not save higher education

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2012/11/26/the-net-price-myth/

 

The needless tragedy of Student Loan defaults

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-28/the-needless-tragedy-of-student-loan-defaults

 

Europe’s Plan C for Greece is no better than its plan A or B

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-27/europe-s-plan-c-for-greece-is-no-better-than-plans-a-or-b.html

 

An interview with Calculated Risks Bill McBride

http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-mcbride-of-calculated-risk-2012-11

 

Everybody is jumping on the Insider Trading bandwagon:

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/11/everybodys-jumping-on-the-insider-trading-bandwagon/

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From the Archives: 11/28/2012 Edition

The Internet’s Best Terrible Person goes to Prison

http://gawker.com/5962159/the-internets-best-terrible-person-goes-to-jail-can-a-reviled-master-troll-become-a-geek-hero

 

The origins of Lost as told by the people who made it

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8670609/alan-sepinwall-origins-lost

 

The Morality of Google’s Driverless Cars

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/11/google-driverless-car-morality.html

 

The risky strategy behind China’s Construction Economy

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138449/lynette-h-ong/indebted-dragon?page=show

 

Silicon Valley’s secret Ageism

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/27/us-valley-ageism-idUSBRE8AQ0JK20121127

 

GE pitches an Industrial Internet

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/507831/general-electric-pitches-an-industrial-internet/

 

Should we Kill the 401(k)?

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_dismal_science/2012/11/fiscal_cliff_401
_k_s_and_iras_cost_the_government_billions_should_we_get.single.html

 

A Bullish Case for Growth (a critique of “On the Road to Zero Growth” I had sent out earlier)

http://www.advisorperspectives.com/newsletters12/pdfs/A_Critique_of_Grantham_and_Gordon.pdf

From the Archives: 11/27/2012 Edition

More Stuff about the Argentina Bond situation that I’m certain you’re all tired of me sending out

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/11/argentina-can-make-its-problems-the-snakes-problems/

and

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/26/the-consequences-of-elliott-vs-argentina/

 

The Great Oil Fallacy:

http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-great-oil-fallacy-7748

 

The ColdScape: Inside Awesome Refrigeration

http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/47/twilley.php

 

What is the cost of a penny?

http://what-if.xkcd.com/22/

 

Learning to master a $110,000 arm

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/us/prosthetic-arms-a-complex-test-for-amputees.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all&

 

Teaching tiny drones to fly themselves

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/11/a-beautiful-robotic-mind/

 

The End of College Football as we know it

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8680817/notre-dame-alabama-sec-history-college-football-national-championship-game

 

Are your Facebook friends stressing you out? (Yes)

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/11/are-your-facebook-friends-stressing-you-out-yes/265626/

From the Archives: 11/26/2012 Edition

Hayek, Friedman, and the Illusions of Conservative Economics

http://www.tnr.com/print/article/books-and-arts/magazine/110196/hayek-friedman-and-the-illusions-conservative-economics

 

On the Lam in Lebanon: Syria’s Violence Spills over the border

http://www.vice.com/read/on-the-lam-in-lebanon-0000345-v19n11

 

Danny and the Electric Kung Pao Pastrami Test

http://www.gq.com/food-travel/restaurants-and-bars/201212/danny-bowien-interview-mission-chinese-profile

 

Of Vulture Funds and Justice

http://www.golemxiv.co.uk/2012/11/argentina-and-america-of-vulture-funds-and-justice/

 

Early Push for Sales Undercuts Black Friday

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/business/chasing-early-sales-retailers-undercut-black-friday.html

 

The Wireless Spectrum Crunch that never really was

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/507486/the-spectrum-crunch-that-never-really-was/

 

The Truce on Drugs

http://nymag.com/news/features/war-on-drugs-2012-12/

 

After the Fat Lady Sings

http://fistfulofeuros.net/afoe/after-the-fat-lady-sings/

From the Archives: 11/23/2012 edition

The hard life of an NFL longshot

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/magazine/the-hard-life-of-an-nfl-long-shot.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

How to get startup ideas

http://www.paulgraham.com/startupideas.html

 

Argentina Beset by Pirates, Snakes

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/11/argentina-beset-by-pirates-snakes/

and

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/11/22/why-we-might-soon-see-another-argentine-default/

 

A profile of Elon Musk

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Elon-Musk-the-Rocket-Man-With-a-Sweet-Ride-179998091.html?c=y&story=fullstory

 

What Sinofskys Departure suggests about the current state, future of Microsoft

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/507746/what-sinofskys-departure-suggests-about-the-current-state-and-likely-future-of-microsoft/

 

Is it possible to build a jetpack out of machine guns?

http://what-if.xkcd.com/21/

 

Who’s really to blame for the Wal-Mart Strikes

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/11/whos-really-to-blame-for-the-wal-mart-strikes-the-american-consumer/265542/

 

That other war in the Congo that you totally missed

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/20/that_other_war?page=full

From the Archives: 11/21/2012 Edition

On the Road to Zero Growth (Page 2-17)

http://www.gmo.com/websitecontent/JG_LetterALL_11-12.pdf

 

What Mark Cuban really thinks about Facebook

http://blogmaverick.com/2012/11/19/what-i-really-think-about-facebook/

 

An interview with Ryan Crocker, the diplomats diplomat

http://www.aucegypt.edu/gapp/cairoreview/Pages/articleDetails.aspx?aid=265

 

Cold War Tech, How Tech Superpowers could start an ecosystem war

http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/20/3669590/ecosystem-microsoft-apple-google-facebook-cold-war

 

Hamas’ Miscalculation

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138435/barak-mendelsohn/hamas-miscalculation?page=show

 

HP in trouble, Autonomy’s bankers were a little too good at their jobs

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/11/autonomys-bankers-were-a-little-too-good-at-their-jobs/

 

Stallman on Software Patents: “Just Ban Them”

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/your-criticisms-are-completely-wrong-stallman-on-software-patents/

 

Why are the Knicks doing better

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8654356/carmelo-anthony-thriving-power-forward-knicks-a-7-1-start

 

Which Bond Villain’s Plan would actually work?

http://www.vulture.com/2012/11/which-james-bond-villain-plan-would-have-worked.html

From the Archives: 11/20/2012 Edition

How I learned to stop worrying and love volatility

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324735104578120953311383448.html

 

Making Cents in today’s broken music business model

http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/8993-the-cloud/

 

The Markovian Parallax Denigrate Spam Mystery

http://www.dailydot.com/society/markovian-parallax-denigrate-spam-mystery/

 

3D printing firearms

http://animalnewyork.com/2012/3d-printed-guns/

 

How brewery consolidation will change the way America drinks

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/november_december_2012/features/
last_call041131.php?page=all

 

Israel’s Gamble in Gaza

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138432/daniel-byman/israels-gamble-in-gaza?page=show

 

Banks do some of their best work when they’re spending other people’s money

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/11/banks-do-some-of-their-best-work-when-theyre-spending-other-peoples-money/

 

How to Live without Irony (hint: you can’t)

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/17/how-to-live-without-irony/

The Response

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/11/sincerity-not-irony-is-our-ages-ethos/265466/

 

This Week In “Things you thought were safe but actually aren’t”: Oil Pipelines Edition

http://www.propublica.org/article/pipelines-explained-how-safe-are-americas-2.5-million-miles-of-pipelines

 

The Big, Dumb, Greedy Ten

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8654190/on-urban-meyer-ohio-state-wisconsin-big-ten-expanding-include-maryland-rutgers

 

The Science of Mo’vember

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/brain-flapping/2012/nov/20/movember-science-moustache

 

If they only had a plan: Europeans talk tough on the Middle East

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/19/the_guns_of_november?page=full