Saturday links: escape from New York

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some long-form links you missed during the week. We think this should also include our new book, Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere. Enjoy.


The demographics of fund management are going AMG’s way. (Bloomberg)

What actually happens when a bank loan is made?  (Interfluidity)


A look at the lost year at Netflix ($NFLX).  (CNet via Daring Fireball)

The death of cash and the rise of Square.  (Fortune also Pando Daily)

How Apple’s iCloud data center got built.  (GigaOM)


The American economy is reinventing itself.  (Economist)

Is the future of capitalism microtasks?  (Weekly Standard)

How air conditioning transformed the US economy.  (Wonkblog)

How high speed rail could revive the Northeast. (The Atlantic)


Seven open questions about the rise of India.  (Foreign Policy)

Is the decline of China already here?  (Newsweek via The Browser)


How body types affect risk tolerance.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Daniel Kahneman in a nutshell.  (Guardian)

Escaping New York for your own sanity.  (Gawker via @longform)

Is the constant onslaught of the Internet driving us crazy?  (Newsweek)

The lessons of happiness research are pretty clear: underindulgence is the name of the game.  (NYTimes)


Why our elites stink.  (NYTimes, Free exchange)

Five books on the role fathers play in children’s lives.  (The Browser)

Do the suburbs make you selfish?  (Time)


How binge watching is changing television.  (WSJ)

Reflections on a career writing made-for-TV movies.  (Slate)

The end of TV and the death of the cable bundle.  (The Atlantic)


An oral history of WFAN the first all-sports radio station.  (Grantland)

A conversation with Spike Lee.  (New York)

How do you kill your hero? Lessons from Sherlock Holmes. (Scientific American)


Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote, on happiness through negative thinking.  (The Browser)

How Tradebot won the high speed trading game, an excerpt from Scott Patterson’s Dark Pools: High Speed Traders, AI Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System.  (Minyanville)

A Q&A with Kathryn Bowden author of Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing.  (Bloomberg)

An excerpt from Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class: 10th Anniversary Edition.  (Huffington Post)

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