Saturday links: home biased

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some of the reading you skipped during the week.  We hope you enjoy this set of long-form links.


Home bias and why you should not ignore international investing.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Building a shelter against inflation.  (Research Affiliates)

Asia as the next hedge fund hub.  (Economist)

A skeptic’s guide to tech stocks.  (Wired)


Why do rogue traders keep happening?  (Institutional Investor)

An interview with Barry Silbert of SecondMarket on the future of capital markets.  (WSJ)

Martin Wolf, “This is banking for risk-junkies. We have barely survived this time. Next time, we may not.”  (FT)

The Volcker Rule and Dodd-Frank are just the latest examples of the problem with modern America.  (Epicurean Dealmaker)

A profile of anthropologist David Graeber the “anti-leader” of the Occupy Wall Street movement.  (Businessweek)


Ross Levine, “How does financial innovation fit into the process of economic growth?”  (voxEU)

Mark Thoma with five books on econometrics.  (The Browser)

The tangled history of energy.  (New York Review of Books)


How Yuri Milner bought his way into Silicon Valley.  (Wired)

The decade-long history of Windows XP.  (ArsTechnica)

How Apple ($AAPL) might reinvent the television.  (Fast Company also Daring Fireball)

The second big online revolution is hitting the music industry hard.  (Wired)

A journalist’s twenty five years of dealings with Steve Jobs.  (Fortune)


Inside privately held Cargill.  (Fortune)

Are companies responsible for creating jobs?  (WSJ)

Academia vs. Industry:  you make the call.  (Scott Locklin)


America’s demographic opportunity.  (New Geography)

The employment situation in North Dakota is volatile to say the least.  (New Geography)

Green shoots in Detroit.  (Economist)


Our notion of how dogs and humans co-evolved is changing.  (WSJ)

How culture affects the way we view happiness.  (Scientific American)

520 days in a capsule.  Simulating a trip to Mars.  (Wired via The Browser)


Excerpts on overconfidence, from Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow Saturday links:  home biased.*  (Bloomberg, part 2, part 3, part 4)

An excerpt from Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s Race Against The Machine.* (The Atlantic)

An excerpt from Craig Mark and Rob Tannenbaum’s I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution Saturday links:  home biased.*  (Pitchfork)

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