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Addictive Smartphones and Punishing Retirement Plans

Here are your weekend reads.

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of dark coffee, grab a seat, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Inside billionaire Steve Cohen’s comeback (Fortunebut see Is Bill Ackman toast? After a horrible year, the hedge-fund mogul’s adversaries seem to be plotting his demise. But does Ackman have a comeback left in him? (Vanity Fair)
  • Think your retirement plan is bad? Talk to a teacher (NYT)
  • How to get rich: A talk by Jared Diamond (Edge)
  • The power of prediction markets: Scientists are beginning to understand why these ‘mini Wall Streets’ work so well at forecasting election results -- and how they sometimes fail. (Nature)
  • Smartphone addiction: The slot machine in your pocket (Spiegelsee also The scientists who make apps addictive (1843)
  • Hating Hillary: America’s probable next president is deeply reviled. Why? (Economist)
  • When Trump goes looking for a media brawl, this feared lawyer steps in (Washington Post)
  • Are wet wipes wrecking the world’s sewers? (The Atlantic)
  • The fantastic Ursula K. Le Guin: The literary mainstream once relegated her work to the margins. Then she transformed the mainstream. (New Yorker)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Bill McNabb, CEO and chairman of the Vanguard Group, which now manages $4 trillion.

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