Saturday links: what not to do

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some long-form links you missed during the week. We think this should also include our new book, Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere. Enjoy.


What does Florida tell us about the future American economy?  (Huffington Post)

The best we can say about economics is that “we know what not to do.” A look at Jonathan Schlefer’s Assumptions Economists Make.  (Buttonwood)


How American migration patterns changed and what it says about income inequality.  (Bloomberg)

Marriage as the true class division in America.  (NYTimes)


The future of manufacturing is in the US not China.  (Foreign Policy)

The story of Five Guys, the fastest growing restaurant chain in America.  (Forbes)

How Cuties have taken over the produce section.  (WSJ)


Krugman vs. Estonia.  (Businessweek)

Iceland’s bid to host cloud computing data centers.  (ReadWriteWeb)

Ten reasons countries fall apart from Why Nations Fail.  (Farnam Street)


Are Millenials the ‘screwed’ generation?  (Newsweek)

Suburbs are looking to become a little more city-like.  (The Fiscal Times)

The state of Chicago: a series.  (Urbanophile)


Can Tumblr survive the need to make profits?  (New York Times)

How Google ($GOOG) is becoming an extension of your mind.  (CNet)

How the iPad has changed the NFL.  (NFL via TUAW)


Confessions of an ex-Mormon.  (The New Republic)

A candid interview with the best Batman…Michael Keaton.  (Grantland)

A profile of the strongest man in the world.  (New Yorker)

The Indiana Jones of coffee.  (WSJ)

Mixed media

What it’s like to be vetted for the Vice Presidency.  (GQ)

An except from Frank Partnoy’s Wait: The Art and Science of Delay.   (Big Picture)

Why it’s so hard for adults to make new friends.  (NYTimes)

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