10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads:

• Payday-Loan Mogul Indicted for Masterminding Phantom Debt Scheme (Bloomberg) see also Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance (Bloomberg Businessweek)
• Say Hello to Full Employment (The Atlantic)
• A record number of folks age 85 and older are working. Here’s what they’re doing. (Washington Post)
• Complicating the Narratives: What if journalists covered controversial issues differently — based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious? (The Whole Story)
• Why Soybeans Are at the Heart of the U.S.-China Trade War (Bloomberg)
• What do you find when you drain a river in the middle of a city? 700,000 Archeological Objects (Department of Archeology in Amsterdam)
• The fireworks king: How one Chinese businessman became the largest supplier of pyrotechnics in the United States (Washington Post)
• How to Steal 50 Million Bees (Bloomberg Businessweek)
• How Scott Pruitt blew it (Politico) see also Scott Pruitt Wasn’t Corrupt Enough for Trumpistan (Daily Beast)
• Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s on Tonight Image (New York Timessee also Google’s artificial intelligence ethics won’t curb war by algorithm (Wired)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Paul Vigna about Crypto and Blockchain, and author of The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order and this year’s The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything.


Emerging-Market Stocks’ History Sends Signal for Rebound

Source: Bloomberg Radio’s Dave Wilson


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