Friday AM Reads

Once you digest today’s punk unemployment data, here are some worthwhile Friday reads:

• Chinese Economic Slowdown May Lead to 75% Plunge in Commodities, S&P Says (Bloomberg)
• The Rising Price of Oil and the Quality of Your Asparagus (Daily Reckoning)
• Battle of the fund titans:
. . . .-David Einhorn’s Speech at the Sohn Conference (Insider Monkey)
. . . .-Bruce Berkowitz: ‘Beat the Pack by Breaking From It’ (Seeking Alpha)
• The Death of the American Dream I (American Interest)
• Daily Price Indexes show inflation is tame (Billion Prices Project)
• When Washington Took On Wall Street (Vanity Fair)
• Study finds many corporations pay tax rate of effectively zero (The Hill) see also GE, Exxon, 10 Other Major Corporations Paid Negative Tax Rate (MoJo)
Huge data dump: Statistics from A to Z – Beta version (OECD)
• Killer App: Army Tests Smartphones for Combat (WSJ)
• Practical Tips on Writing a Book from 23 Brilliant Authors (Neuro Tribes)

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