From the Archives: 12/21/2012 Edition

Well….it looks like we are still here. Against all odds.

 

Shrink this E-Dollar, electronic money and the zero lower bound

http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/12/inflation-0

 

Is HerbalLife a blood-sucking pyramid scheme?

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/12/bill-ackman-full-of-praise-for-company-he-thinks-is-a-blood-sucking-pyramid-scheme/

 

Berlusconi and his master plan to regain power

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/elections-in-italy-berlusconi-and-his-masterplan-to-regain-power-a-873867.html

 

Crazy Far to the Stars

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/space-exploration/folger-text

 

Behind closed doors at the UN’s attempted “takeover of the internet”

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/12/behind-closed-doors-at-the-uns-attempted-takeover-of-the-internet/#p3n

 

The Fog over the Red Sea (Eritrea)

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/12/the-fog-over-the-red-sea/266528/

 

What costs $182 million and is killing Pandora? (now I feel really bad about not kicking in $4 dollars a month)

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-20/pandora-is-boxed-in-by-high-royalty-fees

 

Farewell to inflation targeting? (El-Erian)

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/monetary-policy-s-risky-new-paradigm-by-mohamed-a–el-erian

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From the Archives: 12/20/2012 Edition

George Mallory’s Deadly Final Hours On Everest

http://surviving-history.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/a-corpse-of-everest-deadly-final-hours.html

 

Jerry Seinfeld intends to die Standing Up

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/magazine/jerry-seinfeld-intends-to-die-standing-up.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all&

 

Republicans search for their next big brain

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-13/republicans-search-for-their-next-big-brain#p1

 

Hack your frequent flyer miles

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323277504578189370245154226.html

 

Wikipedia doesn’t need your money

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/20/cash_rich_wikipedia_chugging/

 

Fixing the Filibuster

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138603/lauren-c-bell/fixing-the-filibuster?page=show

 

Rational Immigration Reform

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/rational-immigration-reform-by-peter-sutherland

 

Why do nearly all kickstarter projects ship late?

http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/18/technology/innovation/kickstarter-ship-delay/index.html

From the Archives: 12/19/2012 Edition

You are all soft, embrace chaos! A Review of AntiFragile

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/books/antifragile-by-nassim-nicholas-taleb.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all

 

When you swallow a grenade (on antibiotics)

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/18/when-you-swallow-a-grenade/

 

The Doctor, The CIA, and the Blood of Bin Laden

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201301/doctor-cia-blood-of-bin-laden-january-2013?printable=true

 

Mel Brooks on how to play Hitler

http://www.avclub.com/articles/mel-brooks-on-how-to-play-hitler-and-how-he-almost,89843/

 

Almost Everything You’ve Heard About The N.K Space Launch is wrong

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/12/launch/all/

 

Texas Instruments finally wants to make kids calculators suck less

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/12/why-ti-80-series-graphing-calculators-took-22-years-to-go-color/#p3n

 

UBS Libor Settlements (Matt Levin)

http://dealbreaker.com/2012/12/ubs-traders-convinced-brokers-to-give-other-banks-fake-estimates-of-those-other-banks-fake-estimates-of-libor/

And

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/19/ubss-lies/

And the original 40 page FSA Notice (for the masochists among us)

http://www.fsa.gov.uk/static/pubs/final/ubs.pdf

 

The Decline of Education as the Great Equalizer

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/the-decline-of-the-great-equalizer/266455/

From the Archives: 12/18/2012 Edition

Which states can still afford state universities

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323501404578163290734542674.html

 

How the Bar Code took over the world

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-17/how-the-bar-code-took-over-the-world

 

We’ve nationalized the housing market, now what?

http://www.propublica.org/article/weve-nationalized-the-home-mortgage-market-now-what

 

How to make a video games that critiques video games (an interview with Far Cry 3 creator Jeffrey Yohalem)

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/12/how-to-make-a-video-game-that-critiques-video-games/266301/

 

(Forecasting) Models Behaving Badly

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-forecasts-of-economic-recovery-have-been-wrong-by-robert-skidelsky

 

How Spyware on Aaron’s Rental PCs captured users most intimate moments

http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/12/how-spyware-on-rental-pcs-captured-users-most-intimate-moments/#p3n

 

How Obama used Big Data to rally small voters Part 1

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/508836/how-obama-used-big-data-to-rally-voters-part-1/

Part 2

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/508851/how-obama-wrangled-data-to-win-his-second-term/

Part 3

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/508856/obamas-data-techniques-will-rule-future-elections/

 

A week in Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8754391/view/full/visiting-national-finals-rodeo-vegas

From the Archives: 12/17/2012 Edition

Something, Something, Something, Fiscal Cliff

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21568395-what-cliff-means-and-why-americas-deficit-woes-are-so-intractable-edge

 

An insanely creepy interview with an “Ossuary Expert”

http://thehairpin.com/2012/12/death-ghosts-and-paul-koudounaris

 

Can Self Driving Cars Navigate the law?

http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/14/3766218/self-driving-cars-google-volvo-law

 

Utopian for Beginners

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/12/24/121224fa_fact_foer?currentPage=all

 

NGDP, NGDP, NGDP, NGDP (sing to the tune of Carol of the Bells)

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/monetary-policy-should-target-nominal-gdp-growth-by-jeffrey-frankel

 

The Case for Selling Alaska

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/to-solve-our-debt-problems-lets-sell-alaska/2012/12/14/1c63c1d6-4352-11e2-9648-a2c323a991d6_story_1.html

 

Apple and Samsung Dual in Enterprise Tech

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-13/samsung-and-apple-duel-in-enterprise-tech#p1

 

Time to back the Syrian Rebels?

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138509/michael-broening/time-to-back-the-syrian-national-coalition?page=show

 

Moody’s get no respect

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-16/moody-s-getting-no-respect-as-bonds-shun-56-of-country-ratings.html

From the Archives: 12/14/2012 Edition

17 things I learned from Reading Every Last Word of The Economist’s “The World in 2013” Issue

http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/17-things-i-learned-from-reading-every-last-word-of-the-economists-the-world-in-2013-issue/

 

The Looming Challenges for Obamacare in 2013

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/12/the-looming-challenges-for-obamacare-in-2013/266276/

 

Why Making Robots is so hard

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/12/why-making-robots-is-so-darn-hard.html

 

Soap Opera on the high seas (about The Deadliest Catch)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/magazine/how-thom-beers-built-a-reality-tv-empire.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

Does Elon Musk have Clean Tech right with SolarCity?

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-13/with-solarcity-ipo-elon-musk-may-get-clean-tech-right#r=rss

 

Why the ITU is the wrong place to set internet standards

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/12/why-the-itu-is-the-wrong-place-to-set-internet-standards/#p3n

 

Start-ups want to bring email into the future

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/508471/the-startups-that-want-to-bring-e-mail-back-to-the-future/

 

How Charles Evans Saved the Recovery

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/the-man-who-occupied-the-fed-how-charles-evans-saved-the-recovery/266183/

From the Archives: 12/13/2012 Edition

Property Rights……In Sppppaaaacccceeeee

http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/property-rights-in-space

 

“They” Know what you are shopping for

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324784404578143144132736214.html

 

Live on TV: The Fall Of Greece

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201212/fall-of-greece-gq-december-2012?printable=true

 

Let’s Eliminate Sports Welfare

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/40595178/

 

A Eulogy for #Occupy

http://www.wired.com/opinion/2012/12/a-eulogy-for-occupy/all/

 

The Tax Hike Canard

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138500/martin-feldstein/the-tax-hike-canard?page=show

 

Inside the Greatest Writers Room you’ve never heard of

http://splitsider.com/2012/12/inside-the-greatest-writers-room-youve-never-heard-of/?src=longreads&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=9986a

 

Installable Web Apps will be the next tech battleground:

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/508741/installable-web-apps-will-be-the-next-tech-battleground/

 

Cautionary Details on US Manufacturing

http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.in/2012/12/cautionary-details-on-us-manufacturing.html

 

Consoles to Mobile: Game On

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-13/the-xbox-playstation-and-wii-are-game-to-battle-mobile#r=rss

 

Regime Change in China?

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-inevitable-degeneration-of-chinese-autocracy-by-minxin-pei