Ritholtz's Reads: AI, Working Hard and Wine
Settle into your favorite easy chair, pour yourself some Kicking Horse Coffee and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads:
- Inside the Artificial Intelligence Revolution: A Special Report, Pt. 1 (Rolling Stone), see also DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis on how AI will shape the future (Verge)
- Your Phone Was Made By Slaves: A Primer on the Secret Economy (Longreads)
- The Billionaires’ Loophole: A tax law helps David Rubenstein perform major patriotic philanthropic works. Is it fair? (New Yorker)
- Why do we work so hard? Maybe it’s because work is satisfying. Maybe it’s because we’re trapped. Or maybe, as Ryan Avent suspects, it’s because of a troubling combination of the two (1843)
- What It’s Like to Run a Company in the Most Dangerous Places on Earth (Inc.), see also The Bidding War: How a young Afghan military contractor became spectacularly rich. (New Yorker)
- Everything Is Crumbling: An influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong? (Slate)
- Bartlett -- Jack Kemp’s Power Lesson for Hillary Clinton: Kemp eschewed pragmatism for vision and leadership. Then he went on the offense to change political dynamics. (Atlantic)
- Confessions of a Failed Self-Help Guru (Narratively), see also Confessions of a Phony Telephone Psychic (Narratively)
- Global Warming Basics: What Has Changed? (Open Mind)
- How to Taste Wine and Make It Look Like You Know What You’re Doing (Wired)
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