10 Thanksgiving Day Reads

My Turkey day morning train plane reads:

• 5 Facts to Silence Your Smug Millennial Nephew This Thanksgiving (WSJ)
• Good Luck With That Forecast: When tiny changes totally change the future. (Motley Fool)
• How to Talk to Your Relatives About Politics at Thanksgiving (Upshot)
• Elite funds prepare for reflation and a bloodbath for bonds (Telegraph)
• Be a Decent Human Being and Don’t Go Shopping on Thanksgiving (Slatebut see Thanksgiving Sales, for Big-Box Retailers, Are Not a Choice (NYT)
• 8 Depressing Stats About America’s Retirement Savings (Fund Reference)
•Materials science: Share corrosion data. To prevent disasters, Xiaogang Li and colleagues call for open data infrastructures to collate information on materials failures. (Nature)
• Frightened, Ignorant and Cowardly is No Way to Go Through Life, Son (Whatever) see also Want to Get Richer? Accept Refugees (Bloomberg View)
• How Chicago tried to cover up a police execution (Chicago Reporter)
• Economists tested 7 welfare programs to see if they made people lazy. They didn’t. (Vox)

What are you thankful for ?

 

Comprehensive Measure of Corporate Profits Suffered Its Biggest Fall Since the Recession

Source: WSJ

 

 

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  1. CD4P commented on Nov 26

    [Sarcasm intended] I am thankful for war with Russia because this was the moment things spun out of control for Obama. And the Republican presidential candidates know nothing other than tough talk so we have a serious vacuum at the top feeding the whole circle jerk. Cable TV news will broadcast it all, fanning the flames, because they just ain’t got no soul or brains. But hey! At least CNBC’s ratings will surpass the late-night infomercial for Leg Magic Circle!!!

  2. RW commented on Nov 26

    Recognizing those who have improved our financial lives

    From the Financial Planning Coalition to FRED to the Center for Retirement Research, to some of my favorite blogs (including Big Picture of course), this pretty much covers it (I personally would add Abnormal Returns and Krugman’s blog to the essential blogroll though).

    Safe travel this Thanksgiving to all who must do so — the stats are with you — and mass quantities of tryptophan for all (the % and effect of which may be no higher in turkey than other meats but I still need a nap afterward).

  3. VennData commented on Nov 26

    Trump Called out for Mocking the Disabled

    ​http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/trump-called-appearing-mock-disability-35433056

    ​​Leading the GOP pack by double digits by appealing to The GOP Base.

    How you must give thanks to work for and/or support the GOP Media Machine.

  4. DeDude commented on Nov 26

    Maybe the Chicago police department is one of those that need to go clean slate. Fire every single officer. Then rehire only those who have never been associated with any questionable or disappearing videos, voice recordings or complaints. The whole culture in that police force is rotten and the only way to fix that is to get rid of anything that have even the smallest musty smell to it.

  5. intlacct commented on Nov 27

    re: Trump: Anyone who believes there wasn’t widespread celebration across the Arab Muslim world for 9/11 is a congenital idiot or is being purposely obtuse. Someone almost gleefully approached me personally the morning of the 12th.

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