Meltdowns, Miseries and Makeovers

Here are your morning reads.

My Taco Tuesday morning train reads:

  • A history of global living conditions in 5 charts (Our World In Data)
  • Advisers split on whether cutting fees for clients is good business (Investment News); see also How to Create Your Own Variable Annuity (Teachable Moment)
  • Our Puny Human Brains Are Terrible at Thinking About the Future (Slate)
  • A Trump-Era Strategy for Municipal Bonds (Barron’s); see also The Muni Market Turns Toward Washington (New York Times)
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s Makeover Is a Political Campaign Without the Politics (BuzzFeed)
  • What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017? (the Atlantic); see also Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point? (New York Times)
  • How to Really Simplify the Tax Code (Economix)
  • The Airline Industry: Overpacking Planes Since the 1940s (Bloomberg View); see also United Isn’t the Reason Air Travel Is So Miserable (Slate)
  • Shouldn’t the Guggenheim Be Called the Ehrenwiesen? (Bloomberg View)
  • The Revenge of Stephen Curry, the Happy Warrior (GQ); see also Mike Conley: The NBA Player Who Is Technically Perfect (Wall Street Journal)

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