Saturday links: scuttlebutt research

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some longer items that we passed up on during the week. Thanks for checking in.

Investing

An interview with Paul Lountzis on “scuttlebutt research.”  (Simoleon Sense)

In defense of the EMH.  (Noahpinion)

The new Graham & Dodsville newsletter is out.  (Market Folly)

A review of some recent momentum research.  (Empiritrage)

What are the “dividends” from owning a home?  (Businessweek)

Business

Labor is getting pushed aside around the globe.  (The Atlantic)

Pension reform is becoming a big trend backed by big money activists.  (Institutional Investor)

The big banks are simply too big to succeed or at least not blow up every decade or so.  (Scientific American)

Easily programmed robots are killing manufacturing employment prospects.  (Quartz)

The billionaire who has become one of America’s biggest single family home landlords.  (Bloomberg)

Technology

Why electric cars are not ready to be mainstream.  (Business Insider contra SAI)

The web’s new monopolists.  (The Atlantic)

Netflix ($NFLX) knows a lot about you.  (Salon)

Society

The ballad of the lazy parent.  (The Atlantic)

If the US was divided into 50 states with equal population.  (Fake is the New Real)

Why was The Bounty, a 180-foot, three-masted ship sailing amidst Hurricane Sandy?  (Outside)

Psychology

Seven tips for introverts.  (Psychology Today)

An in-depth discussion with Susan Cain author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.  (Slate)

Profiles

The man who killed Osama bin Laden.  (Esquire)

A profile of Michael Jordan at 50.  (ESPN)

The new life of Jay Williams.  (NYTimes)

A profile of “late bloomer” Connie Britton.  (NYTimes)

Food

Why your steak sucks.  (Slate)

Is gum chewing in secular decline?  (WSJ)

Blogging

A profile of Ezra Klein of Wonkblog fame.  (New Republic)

On what it means to be an pseudonymous blogger these days.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

What you learn at Bleacher Report University.  (The Classical via Deadspin)

A podcast with Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.org.  (EconTalk)

Media

Ten lessons learned from Shark Tank.  (Altucher Confidential)

On the making of Pulp Fiction some twenty years ago.  (Vanity Fair)

A memorable meeting with Charles Schulz.  (The Daily Beast)

Why quants will never rule Hollywood.  (Felix Salmon)

Inside Darth Vader’s nonsensical strategy at Hoth.  (Wired via kottke)

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