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Michael Mauboussin on incentives, motivations and how they interact. (LMCM)

Benford’s Law and the search for financial fraud.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

“There is an important, natural niche in the global financial ecosystem for large, multi-line, highly interconnected investment banks. If you broke us up into our functional components, some other entities would merely spring up to take our place.”  (Epicurean Dealmaker)

Paul Seabright, “The fact that creditors have borne so little of the cost of recapitalizing failing banks is one of the great scandals of modern times.”  (Foreign Policy)

What really happened to 15 million jobs?  (National Journal)

Can the West and China accommodate each other?  (Curious Capitalist)

Even Oprah doesn’t like to pay taxes.  (Big Picture)

Tyler Gray, “Pandora’s secret sauce is people. Music lovers.”  (Wired)

How Deadspin became “the worldwide leader in dong shots.” (GQ)

How the popular educational game ‘Oregon Trail‘ was born.  (City Pages via Longreads)

The myth of the ticket-selling movie star.  (My Life as a Blog via Simoleon Sense)

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