Saturday links: bothering with bonds

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some longer items that we passed up on during the week. Thanks for checking in.


Why bother with bonds?  (Monevator)

Ten default settings for your investment portfolio.  (Above the Market)

The 2013 guide to ETF taxation.  (IndexUniverse)

A video on the legacy and lessons of Ben Graham.  (StockTwitsU)


Why do we so fear the rise of automation?  (NYTimes)

Why Capitalism? A glowing review of William Janeway’s Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State.  (Slate)

The great diaper arbitrage.  (The Atlantic)

The Nordic countries have transformed their economies before our very eyes.  (Economist)


The end of search and the rise of the lifestream.  (Wired)

Does Silicon Valley really want hedge funds getting into the VC game?  (Pando Daily)

Is SnapChat the future of social media?  (Businessweek)

Can Slate have a successful third act?  (paidContent)


A more electrified transportation system needs better batteries.  (Economist)

What happens when drones come to America?  (Time)


How much is your time worth?  (Slate)

Only fools discount the role of luck in the lives of our most successful.  (The Atlantic)

The NFL has to fear the rest of society “moving the goalposts” on them.  (HBR)


What’s behind the big rise in peanut allergies?  (Quartz)

Why Seventh Day Adventists live longer.  (The Atlantic)


Why do some children handle pressure better than others?  (NYTimes)

Why parents need to let their children fail.  (The Atlantic)


There is a lot going on with your not from concentrate orange juice.  (Businessweek)

Meet the owner of In-n-Out Burger.  (Bloomberg)

The hangover cure business is on the rise, but it is still labor-intensive.  (BuzzFeed)

Mixed media

Phone calls as the new serendipity   (HBR)

Will binge-watching become the norm for television viewing?  (Marginal Revolution)

Get happy! Diversify your life.  (Stumbling and Mumbling)

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