Swamp Dwellers and Brain Matters
My Giving Tuesday morning train reads:
- CalPERS balancing risks in review of lower return target (Pensions & Investments)
- Surprise: Trump’s Advisor on Wall Street Regulations is a Longtime Swamp-Dweller (ProPublica); see also I Dare You to Repeal the Fiduciary Rule (Reformed Broker)
- The era of super-low interest rates might be ending. What’s in it for you? (LA Times)
- A Dozen Things Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Learned From See’s Candies (25iq); see also Berkshire’s Matter of Trust (Bloomberg Gadfly)
- A Blade Strikes Steel, and the Blast Shocks a Nation’s Energy System: Two accidents in Alabama show how heavily millions rely on the Colonial Pipeline for gasoline. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- Our brains have a basic algorithm that enables our intelligence (ScienceDaily) but see Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation (Northwestern University)
- 7 bizarre ways the US tried to kill or topple Fidel Castro (Vox)
- A Reflexive Liar in Command: Guidelines for the Media (the Atlantic); see also The New Rules for Covering Trump (Politico)
- Let’s Colonize Titan (Scientific American)
- In other (nicer) news, the whole of New Zealand is doing a Secret Santa (Mashable); see also NZ Twitter Secret Santa (New Zealand Post)
What are you reading?
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