10 Sunday Reads

My easy-like Sunday morning reads:

• The Bloomberg terminal: clunky, costly, addictive, ubiquitous (FT)
• Can You Tell the Difference Between a Robot and a Stock Analyst? (WSJ)
• The Dismal Economics of Moneyball (Digitopoly)
• The Bumbling, Irrelevant New York Stock Exchange (NYT)
• Fish oil pills: A $1.2 billion industry built, so far, on empty promises (Washington Post)
• Blue-Collar Solar: Renewable energy doesn’t have to be a luxury purchase. Here’s how one company makes it a cost-saver for the working class. (Slate)
• The Joy of (Just the Right Amount of) Sex (Well) see also Confessions of a Seduction Addict (NY Times)
• The Father of the Emoticon Chases His Great White Whale (Narratively)
• Addiction is not a disease: A neuroscientist argues that it’s time to change our minds on the roots of substance abuse (Salon)
• David Byrne Does Paul Simon, “The World’s Biggest Prick” According To Some Dude In Los Lobos (Stereogum)

What are you reading?


More Obamacare Subsidies in GOP-Run States

Source: Bloomberg



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  1. Iamthe50percent commented on Jul 12

    Re: More Obamacare subsidies in GOP run states.

    Of course! Those are the poor states. The states where workers regularly vote against Unions even when it means job losses as in the case of Volkswagen. Where else would the US manager of the new Mercedes plant and operations be arrested at a traffic stop as a potential illegal immigrant? Where else would they fly the rebel flag 150 years after surrender?

    We all know what comes of inbreeding. Insular and inbred, they regularly vote against their own interests.

    • rd commented on Jul 12

      Many of the same states also get large federal agricultural subsidies, but that is acceptable because the subsidies mainly go to wealthy individuals and corporations.

    • VennData commented on Jul 12

      Why the GOP can’t get Obama’s impeachment out of committee I’ll never know. They need to move forward on impeaching him now.

  2. Crocodile Chuck commented on Jul 12

    The responses by Paul Simon & then Steve Berlin in the comments appended beneath the Stereogum article are telling.

    What a pr _ ck.

    • willid3 commented on Jul 12

      probably happen even if they get or dont get bailout.

      its already a depression there.

    • intlacct commented on Jul 13

      Why not? I think Mr. Putin’s gambit is brilliant. Win-win. It would cost pennies to have a great strategic location for the next 100 years.

    • rd commented on Jul 12

      One of the primary roles of the Supreme Court is to protect the individual from the tyranny of the majority. History has generally looked favorably on them when they have done that and unfavorably when they don’t.

    • willid3 commented on Jul 13

      true. but are they supposed to protect the majority from the minority? seems like the 1% rarely needs protection. though they certainly get more than their fair share of that from politicians (and always have. its where the money is you know!).

  3. intlacct commented on Jul 13

    Sex article from the NYT, paraphrased: ‘‘It seems that if you’re working for a reason other than because you like and want to work,’’ he says, you may undermine the quality of that work and your resulting mood.

    “Dr. Loewenstein says, concentrate on quality rather than quantity if you wish to be happy.”

    Academics can tell you you need both quality AND quantity. ;)

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