Saturday links: checks and balances

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some of the reading you skipped during the week.  So here is another set of long-form links for you to enjoy.  Also The Independent recently listed five long read sites you need to follow.

Tim Richards, “A failure to institute proper checks and balances around CEOs means the ever present danger of other board members defaulting to a mode of automated deferral to authority.”  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

An extended profile of Ray Dalio and Bridgewater Associates.  (New Yorker)

Stop blaming Wall Street for all our economic woes.  (TNR via longreads)

Is modern finance a “quasi-religious cult“?  (Umair Haque)

Rick Bookstaber, “Is LinkedIn anything more than a resume warehouse?”  (Rick Bookstaber)

The rise and fall of Cisco ($CSCO).  (ReadWriteWeb)

The launch of Google+ could hardly have gone better.  What next for Google ($GOOG)?  (Businessweek, WSJ)

A profile of new Hollywood financier Ryan Kavanaugh.  (FT)

Why economics needs history.  (Big Picture)

Economists can’t have it both ways:  people can’t be rational while economists are.  (Andrew Gelman)

The economics of law school are out of whack.  (NYTimes)

Don’t assume that young people want to live in urban areas.  (Forbes)

The evolving urban form of Chicago. (New Geography)

Why we continue to try and predict the future, even though we can’t.  (Farnam Street)

Confirmation bias – it’s not just for decision making any more.  (Scientific American)

Why does beauty exist?  (The Frontal Cortex)

Paul Ford, “No matter what comes along streams, feeds, and walls, we will still have need of an ending.”  (New York via The Browser)

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