Troll Slayers, Big Cats and Texas Barbecue

Here are your weekend reads.

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Seattle’s Real Good Coffee, grab a seat on the beach, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Surviving Prison as a Wall Street Convict (Institutional Investor)
  • Impress the Algorithm. Get $250,000: A venture fund’s experiment in human-free investing could alleviate bias. Or make it worse. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • The Impact of Saving Versus Return on Wealth (AAII)
  • Sarah Silverman Is the Troll Slayer (GQ)
  • Willful Waters: Los Angeles and its river have long been enmeshed in an epic struggle for control. (Places)
  • Epigenetics: The Evolution Revolution (New York Review of Books)
  • How the Congressional Baseball Shooting Didn’t Become the Deadliest Political Assassination in American History (BuzzFeed)
  • Is it really a Leonardo? Forensics can’t be sure. Provenance can be fudged. This is why the expert eye still rules the game of art authentication (Aeon)
  • The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans: Face-to-face with the cat deep in the Amazon jungle, left with a new understanding of its surprising resilience to poaching and habitat loss (the Atlantic)
  • The Golden Age of Barbecue (Texas Monthly); see also The List: The Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas (Texas Monthly)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview with Ed Yardeni of Yardeni Research. He previously served as chief investment strategist for Deutsche Bank. He is the author of “Predicting the Markets: A Professional Autobiography.”

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Source: Slate

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