Tyranny, Happiness and the New Age of Ayn Rand

Here are your morning reads.

My Tuesday morning train reads:

  • The Tyranny of Consulting (Institutional Investor)
  • How the Murdochs took a multimillion-dollar gamble on Bill O’Reilly — and lost (Washington Post); see also Michael Wolff: It’s James Murdoch’s Fox News Now (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The Truth About Earnings and Stock Valuations (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • For most of history, people didn’t assume they deserved to be happy. What changed? (Quartzbut see also The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness (Medium)
  • This Hedge Fund May Be Poised to Create the Most Billionaires (Bloomberg)
  • Google’s Health Moonshot Comes Back to Earth (Bloomberg Businessweek); see also Google’s health-care mega-project will track 10,000 Americans (MIT Technology Review)
  • The Walt Mossberg Brand (Stratechery)
  • Who are the new jihadis? (the Guardian); see also The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley (the Guardian)
  • The calculus behind Jason Chaffetz’s sudden decision to walk away (Deseret News)
  • … and Proxima makes three: Alpha Centauri really is a triple star! (Syfy Wire); see also Rare supernova discovery ushers in new era for cosmology (Phys)

What are you reading?

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