Economic Anxiety and the Business of Outrage
Well, that was something. Our palate-cleansing morning train reads:
- Ben Bernanke: Are Americans better off than they were a decade or two ago? (Brookings)
- Economic Anxiety and the Limits of Data Journalism (Baseline Scenario); see also Why distrust data? (Macro Mom)
- What Does Nevada’s $35 Billion Fund Manager Do All Day? Nothing (Wall Street Journal)
- Charles Ellis and the Index Revolution (Institutional Investor)
- Here’s Why Technical Analysis Gets a Bad Rap (Irrelevant Investor)
- Historic Achievement: Microsoft researchers reach human parity in conversational speech recognition (Next at Microsoft); see also Christensen’s Disruption Theory & Bezos’s Amazon (Medium)
- Loneliness often follows sudden wealth (BBC)
- How the Chemical Industry Joined the Fight Against Climate Change (New York Times)
- I trolled my IRS scammers for weeks. I learned something really dark. (Vox); see also 500 employees of call centers in Mira Road detained for duping U.S. citizens (Mid-day)
- The business of outrage: Some Americans are getting rich by pushing politics to extremes (the Economist)
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