Memes, Foragers and Finding the Edge
My end-of-week, morning “tree fell on the tracks so I was delayed for an hour” train reads:
- The troubles at the American mall are coming to a boil (Washington Post); see also Instagram Killed the Retail Store (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- With 125 Ph.D.s in 15 Countries, a Quant "Alpha Factory" Hunts for Investing Edge (Wall Street Journal)
- Why It’s Always & Never Different This Time (Wealth of Common Sense)
- Coal Is on the Way Out at Electric Utilities, No Matter What Trump Says (DealBook)
- The Chevy Bolt Should Be the World’s First Mainstream Electric Car. There’s One Thing in the Way. (Slate)
- How Congress Used to Work (Politico)
- Why Can’t Silicon Valley Fix Online Harassment? (New York Times Magazine)
- The Meme Zeitgeist (me.me)
- US, Canada and Mexico set to submit joint bid to host 2026 World Cup (the Guardian)
- Hey, You! Stop Eating My Yard! The rise in popularity of wild vegetation like fiddleheads, mushrooms and seaweed is causing friction between foragers and landowners; "fry it up and eat it." (Wall Street Journal)
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