Bright Stars, Big Tech and Bigger Debt
Our Tuesday morning train reads:
- It was another great year for investors who avoid hedge funds (Financial Times)
- The iPhone turns 10: a visual history of Apple’s most important product (the Verge); see also The Ten Year Anniversary of the Apple TV (Stratechery)
- Another Equities Stumble for Bond Giant PIMCO (Institutional Investor)
- Fed’s Point Man on Productivity: the slowdown began well before the 2008 financial crisis (Wall Street Journal); see also Economists Who Advised Presidents From Both Parties Find Common Ground (Wall Street Journal)
- DARPA’s Biotech Chief Says 2017 high-risk, high-reward programs will change medicine and “Blow Our Minds” (Scientific American)
- How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers (the Atlantic); see also College Football's Top Teams Are Built on Crippling Debt (Bloomberg)
- Department Stores, Once Anchors at Malls, Become Millstones (New York Times)
- How Many Famous People Will Die in 2017? (MIT Media Lab); see also Was 2016 especially dangerous for celebrities? An empirical analysis. (Medium)
- Could Free College Really Be This Cheap? (Bloomberg)
- Researchers Suggest New Theory for the Moon’s Origin (Wall Street Journal); see also A bright new star will burst into the sky in five years, astronomers predict (Washington Post)
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