Spotify, Silicon Valley and Not-So-Tiny Desks

Here are your morning reads.

My Tuesday morning train reads:

  • Here’s Some "Simpsons" GIFs to Explain Trump’s Announcement About New Tariffs (BuzzFeed); see also How the U.S. Squandered Its Steel Superiority (Bloomberg View)
  • Five Charts That Show How Companies Are Spending Their Tax Savings (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley: the Rust Belt safari (New York Times); see also When venture capital becomes vanity capital (TechCrunch)
  • Chuck Feeney: the billionaire who gave it all away (Irish Times)
  • Lessons from Spotify (Stratechery); see also Premium Twitter feeds are for suckers (the Outline)
  • The Eightfold Path of the Legendary Trader (Hacker Noon)
  • Beware Fintech Firms Bearing Bitcoin (Bloomberg Gadfly); see also Bitcoin: Boon or Bubble? (John Kay)
  • Everything Trump says makes sense when you just preface it with, “Donald from Queens, you’re on the air.” (National Review)
  • How to Buy a Gun in 15 Countries (New York Times); see also Gun injuries go down by 20 percent during NRA conventions (Boing Boing)
  • NPR’s Tiny Desk Is Actually Not Tiny at All (Vice)

What are you reading?

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