10 Weekend Reads

Pour yourself a strong cup of joe, settle in to your favorite chair, and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads:

• The Inside Story of Uber’s Radical Rebranding (Wired)
• What’s Wrong With Craig Venter? The multi-millionaire maverick, says he can help you live a better, longer life. (New Republic)
• Everything You Know About Martin Shkreli Is Wrong—or Is It? (Vanity Fair)
•Wall Street’s Straight Man in Washington: Representative Scott Garrett’s antigay views are making Wall Street reconsider how it does business. (Bloomberg)
• Scammers and Spammers: Inside Online Dating’s Sex Bot Con Job (Rolling Stone)
• How the New Science of Freezing Can Save Your Life (Outside) see also The Battle Over CRISPR Could Make Or Break Some Biotech Companies (FiveThirtyEight)
• A Traffic Cop’s Ticket Bonanza In A Poor Texas Town (Buzzfeed) see also How Police Officers Seize Cash From Innocent Americans (Priceonomics)
• The Big Search to Find Out Where Dogs Come From (NYT)
• Why (almost) everything you know about food is wrong (Vox)
• The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy (Vulture)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with BAML economist Ethan Harris.

 

GDP and Employment Growth

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

 

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