There seems to be a growing interest in long form curation, see LongForm and LongReads, due in part the popularity of the iPad.  Many readers find reading longer pieces on the iPad easier and more enjoyable. One program Instapaper seems to be a favorite of many, including Barry Ritholtz. A recent item at Gadgetwise highlights the launch of LongForm.

Thanks for checking out another edition in our ongoing experiment in long form curation. As always we welcome your feedback.  (Items with a * next to them appeared in prior linkfests.)

A six-part interview with Buffett-biographer Alice Schroeder.  (Simoleon Sense, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6)*

An interesting Q&A with Charles Kirk.  (A Dash of Insight)*

James Surowiecki, “Predictions of catastrophe are understandable—the memory of the banking crisis is fresh, and it seems like poetic justice—but we’re probably not going to see apocalypse redux.”  (New Yorker)*

What happens to modern finance when government bonds are no longer considered ‘risk-free’?  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Will trade action bring back American jobs?  (Michael Pettis)

How telephone directories changed America.  (Reason)

Witold Rybczynski, “Virtually every technological innovation of the last 50 years has facilitated, if not actually encouraged, urban dispersal.”  (Slate)

Scott Adams, “If no one had a hamster-brained sociopath for a boss, who would start new businesses?”  (WSJ)

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