Saturday links: profit vs. safety

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.


timarr, “Profit is the responsibility of private corporations; safety that of public bodies.”  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

How options strategies resemble the life of a turkey.  (Attain Capital)

On the failure to forecast the Great Recession.  (Liberty Street Economics)

Daniel Hamermesh on why economics is “fun.”  (The Browser)

Occupy Wall Street

On the origins of the Occupy Wall Street movement.  (New Yorker)

Occupy Wall Street has nothing on some earlier anti-bank movements.  (WSJ)

Occupy Wall Street:  The Musical.  (The Reformed Broker)


The company that is finally bringing together various intelligence threads.  (Businessweek)

A video of Steve Jobs at NeXT.  (brain pickings)

The camera on the iPhone 4S is pretty good, but it still can’t replace a “real” digital camera.  (ArsTechnica)

The rise and fall of Bitcoin.  (Wired)

What does it mean to be Facebook friends?  (GigaOM)

The future of web reading.  (Elezea)


The three political fault lines that will persist past the next election.  (NYTimes)

When did both political parties go off the rails?  (Republicans, Democrats)

What really happened to Dominique Strauss-Kahn?  (NY Review of Books)

China’s “princelings” belie the image of the Communist party.  (WSJ)


Why a liberal arts education is still essential to understanding the trade-offs we face as a society.  (Epicurean Dealmaker)

Is a law degree a good investment these days?  (TaxProf Blog)


Retirement is guaranteed to no one.  Do what you want now.  (Altucher Confidential)

The odd dimension in which the “Umbrella Man” exists by documentarian Errol Morris.  (NYTimes)


The science of barefoot running.  (Science of Sports)

It is hard to watch football when you realize the long term impact on the players.  (NYTimes)

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