Saturday links: personal data dumps

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some of the reading you skipped during the week.  So for all you “time shifters” out there, here is another set of long-form links.

Why we sometimes gorge on risk (and calories). – the analogy between investing and eating.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

The biggest urban legend in finance – the infallibility of the equity risk premium.  (Research Affiliates)

Smartphones can track our every move.  Privacy issues aside that data is valuable to a range of researchers.  (WSJ)

Personal data as an asset class.  (Big Think)

On the tough times middle-aged men are facing in the new economy.  (Newsweek)

Why buy when you can share?  The new sharing economy.  (Fast Company)

What the Sendai earthquake has taught global companies about the riskiness of global sourcing.  (Foreign Affairs via The Browser)

The Gulf Coast one year after Deepwater Horizon.  (Economist)

An excerpt from Roddy Boyd’s Fatal Risk:  A Cautionary Tale of AIG’s Corporate Suicide.  (Dealbreaker)

The FBI is now using profiling techniques to hunt down white collar criminals.  (Reuters)

James Altucher interviews Henry Blodget.  (Business Insider)

The Arctic Sea as the “new Wild West.”  (The Diplomat via The Browser)

Nate Silver, “If the golden, innocent age of American poker wasn’t already over, it truly is now.”  (FiveThirtyEight)

Linda Holmes, “The vast majority of the world’s books, music, films, television and art, you will never see. It’s just numbers.”  (NPR via kottke)

Chris Mooney, ‘If you want someone to accept new evidence, make sure to present it to them in a context that doesn’t trigger a defensive, emotional reaction.”  (Mother Jones)

Leon Neyfakh, “The puzzle of altruism is more than just a technical curiosity for evolutionary theorists. It amounts to a high-stakes inquiry into the nature of good.”  (Boston Globe)

Research into why we don’t experience time in a consistent fashion.  (New Yorker)

Kathryn Schulz:  on being wrong.  (TED)

What lucky people do differently.  (Jonathan Fields)

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