Saturday links: science, math and money

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What financial regulators can learn from the operation of nuclear reactors. (FT)

Paul Krugman asks ‘Can Europe can be saved’?  (NYTimes)

Looking for frauds amidst the mass of Chinese reverse mergers.  (Businessweek)

Tracking error and muni bond ETFs.  (Bond Buyer)

What does quantum mechanics tell us about “the random meanderings of investment securities.”  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

The invention of money.  (This American Life)

Joe Keohane, “The people who successfully predict extreme events, and are duly garlanded with accolades…don’t do so because their judgment is so sharp. They do it because it’s so bad.” (Boston Globe)

What the science of human nature can teach us.  (New Yorker)

The mathematics of beauty.  (OkTrends via Infectious Greed)

Jack Dorsey talks Twitter and Square with Charlie Rose.  (Charlie Rose, TechCrunch)

A handful of interesting, long form videos.  (Abnormal Returns)

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