Saturday links: the end of football

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.

Finance

The twilight of the Bond King.  (Reuters)

Wall Street is coming to terms with the fact the good old days is over.  (New York)

The ‘backfire effect‘ and why the more decisions you make the worse your investments are like to be.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Business

A profile of super angel Ron Conway.  (Fortune)

Why companies fail:  bad culture.  (Megan McArdle)

The three laws of future employment.  (New Geography)

A profile of the company behind the wave that is 5 Hour Energy.  (Forbes)

Economics

13 ways to save the economy including a call for a global debt jubilee.  (Foreign Policy)

John Gruber with five books on public finance.  (The Browser)

History

Why the world needs America.  An excerpt from Robert Kagan’s The World America Made.  (WSJ)

Every President, including Obama, is ill-suited to the office, each in their own unique way.  (The Atlantic)

An excerpt from Charles Murray’s Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 Saturday links:  the end of football.  (The Atlantic)

Science

A big week in Alzheimer’s research.  (Scientific American)

Research into the upside of dyslexia.  (NYTimes)

How your cat is making you crazy.  (The Atlantic)

An excerpt from Lawrence M. Krauss’ A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing.  (Scientific American)

Sports

The concussion crisis and imagining the end of football.  (Grantland)

When the toughest guy in the room enters into a daily battle to survive.  (SI via The Browser)

Media

Dueling stories on the big Zanesville zoo escape.  (GQ, Esquire via Gawker)

The changing economics of modeling (fashion not financial).  (Economist)

Is Diner the most influential movie of the 1980s?  (Vanity Fair)

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