From the Archives: 1/30/2013 Edition

Amazon’s Profit’s fall

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/01/29/amazon_q4_profits_fall_45_percent.html

But it’s growth is still tremendous

http://www.wired.com/business/2013/01/amazons-walmart-like-growth/

 

How would planes fly on different planets?

http://what-if.xkcd.com/30/

 

Japan’s lessons for American Budget Warriors

http://www.aei.org/outlook/economics/international-economy/japans-lessons-for-americas-budget-warriors/

 

Elon Musk says the Boeing 787 batteries are fundamentally unsafe

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/elon-musk-boeing-787-battery-fundamentally-unsafe-381627/

 

Building a top Russian University from scratch

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/30/new-russian-technical-university-has-high-aspirations

 

A combat veteran trains to be a football placekicker

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1206762/index.htm

 

Stanford Researchers break million-core barrier

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/146967-stanford-breaks-million-core-supercomputing-barrier2

 

Takeaways from the FOMC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/30/the-fed-isnt-worried-about-the-gdp-drop-and-three-other-takeaways-from-the-fomc/

 

Expect to hear a lot of scary bond bubble talk starting…now.

http://qz.com/48850/expect-to-hear-a-lot-of-scary-bond-bubble-talk-starting-now/

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From the Archives: 1/29/2013 Edition

Why Apple is losing its Aura

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671716/why-apple-is-losing-its-aura

 

Phreaking out Ma Bell: how a buccaneering young engineer built the little blue box that broke into the world’s biggest network

http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/standards/phreaking-out-ma-bell

 

3 out of 5 people who die from gunshot wounds take their own lives

http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/01/20/the-gun-toll-ignoring-suicide/xeWBHDHEvvagfkRlU3CfZJ/story.html

 

The story of how Hollywood Producer Bert Schneider smuggled Huey Newton, the leader of the Black Panthers, into Cuba in 1974

http://www.playboy.com/playground/view/the-big-cigar

 

RIM is down, but not out

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/510321/rim-is-down-but-not-out/

 

Surprise! Even after the American Taxpayers Relief Act (ATRA) we still have a serious long-term budget problem!

http://www.pgpf.org/Issues/Fiscal-Outlook/2013/01/fiscal-cliff-atra-2012-long-term-analysis.aspx

 

5 Things Economists know about Immigration

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/29/five-things-economists-know-about-immigration/

 

The East Coast Balco

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-01-31/news/a-rod-and-doping-a-miami-clinic-supplies-drugs-to-sports-biggest-names/full

From the Archives: 1/28/2013 Edition

Do we want to live in a world without a post office?

http://www.esquire.com/print-this/post-office-business-trouble-0213?page=all

 

Bill Gate’s Plan to fix the world’s biggest problems: Data Driven Development (WSJ Op-Ed)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323539804578261780648285770.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet

 

Writer and Director Steven Soderbergh, In Conversation

http://www.vulture.com/2013/01/steven-soderbergh-in-conversation.html

 

The Book of Coach (Bill Walsh’s “Finding the Winning Edge”)

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8865286/former-49ers-head-coach-bill-walsh-first-book-lives-super-bowl-road-map-espn-magazine

 

Bill Barnwell runs down the Super Bowl Prop Bets

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8889349/bill-barnwell-prop-bets

 

The Mirage of the Arab Spring

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138478/seth-g-jones/the-mirage-of-the-arab-spring?page=show

 

Barack Obama is not pleased

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112190/obama-interview-2013-sit-down-president

 

Ackman vs. Icahn

http://dealbreaker.com/2013/01/men-dislike-each-other-might-also-have-opinions-on-a-stock/

From the Archives: 1/25/2013 Edition

The Most Interesting Company in Tech: Valve

http://www.eugenewei.com/blog/2013/1/9/the-most-interesting-company-in-tech-valve

 

Tim Geithner’s Exit Interview with The New Republic

http://www.tnr.com/blog/112152/timothy-geithners-exit-interview

 

A profile of Anthony Wayne Smith: Raider. QB Crusher. Murderer?

http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/201302/nfl-anthony-smith-oakland-raiders-murder?printable=true

 

The Japan-China Crisis is the most significant geopolitical tension in the world

http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-china-crisis-is-a-huge-geopolitical-problem-2013-1

 

The Boeing Dreamliner and the decline of innovation

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-24/boeings-787-dreamliner-and-the-decline-of-innovation

 

The role of cities in world trade

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-role-of-cities-in-world-trade-by-alan-berube

 

What is an isn’t driving growth in Government Spending (I’m a little late to this one, but it’s still good)

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/what-is-driving-growth-in-government-spending/

 

Cyprus now certain default

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/25/cypruss-now-certain-default/

From the Archives: 1/24/2013 Edition

Facebook as a windows into social media

http://blogs.swarthmore.edu/burke/2013/01/23/the-state-of-the-art-iii-facebook-and-500px-and-flickr-as-a-window-into-social-media/

 

We MUST build an enormous McDonalds in Time Square

http://www.theawl.com/2013/01/giant-mcdonalds-times-square

 

The inside story of Siri’s Orgins—And why she could, one day, overshadow the iPhone

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/siri-do-engine-apple-iphone_n_2499165.html

 

A History of Hollywood Publicity

http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2013/winter/petersen-hollywood-publicity/

 

The Unloved Dollar Standard

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-dollar-standard-and-us-trade-deficits-by-ronald-mckinnon

 

Powder keg in the Pacific (probably a little pessimistic, but you don’t pay attention to shit like this at your own peril. The minute you let it out of your sight…)

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175640/tomgram%3A_michael_klare%2C_the_next_war/

 

Google’s Trillion Dollar Driverless Car Part I

http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2013/01/22/fasten-your-seatbelts-googles-driverless-car-is-worth-trillions/

Part II

http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2013/01/24/googles-trillion-dollar-driverless-car-part-2-the-ripple-effects/

Also Redesigning Google: How Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution

http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/24/3904134/google-redesign-how-larry-page-engineered-beautiful-revolution

 

The argument for dropping the gas tax

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-23/drop-the-federal-gas-tax-and-build-better-roads.html

From the Archives: 1/23/2013 Edition

Why did consciousness evolve?

http://www.aeonmagazine.com/being-human/david-barash-evolution-consciousness/

 

Awaiting a new Darwin

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/feb/07/awaiting-new-darwin/?pagination=false

 

Aaron Swartz: Memory to Myth

http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/22/3898584/aaron-swartz-profile-memory-to-myth

 

Could Cyril Ramaphosa be the best leader South Africa has not yet had?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/magazine/could-cyril-ramaphosa-be-the-best-leader-south-africa-has-not-yet-had.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

A compelling –but unprovable – thesis about what is really going on inside Chinese Banks

http://qz.com/46445/chinese-banks-an-unprovable-hedge-fund-thesis-about-whats-going-on/

The original White Paper from GMO

https://www.gmo.com/America/CMSAttachmentDownload.aspx?target=JUBRxi51IIA6KcUdqlSIwIX
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Firms keep stockpiles of ‘Foreign’ Cash in US

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323301104578255663224471212.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

 

9 takeaways from the new IMF forecast

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/23/the-u-s-economy-is-slowing-down-and-8-other-takeaways-from-the-new-imf-forecast/

 

Help Wanted: Seductive Women to get insider info

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100398557

From the Archives: 1/22/2012 Edition

Will Europe’s deeper integration push the UK out?

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138768/r-daniel-kelemen/saving-the-euro-dividing-the-union?page=show

 

The War on Sex Workers

http://reason.com/archives/2013/01/21/the-war-on-sex-workers

 

The importance of being Mike Francesa

http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2013/1/8/3846684/mike-francesa-profile-new-york-wfan

 

The Audacity of Fluff, a critical reading of Obama’s 2nd Inaugural

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/01/the-audacity-of-fluff-a-critical-reading-of-obamas-inaugural-address/267373/

 

Will Carney’s NGDP targeting make a difference?

http://www.voxeu.org/article/monetary-targetry-might-carney-make-difference

 

Juan Linz thinks our presidential democracy isn’t all the great (interview)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/22/monday-we-celebrated-our-presidential-democracy-juan-linz-thinks-thats-mistaken/

 

The Trials of Art Superdealer Larry Gagosian

http://www.vulture.com/2013/01/art-superdealer-larry-gagosian.html

 

Should you be worried about the currency wars? Maybe Yes

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-logic-of-today-s-brewing-currency-wars-by-mohamed-a–el-erian

but, like…maybe no?

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/22/dont-worry-about-currency-wars/

Anyone want to weigh in?