The weekend is a great time to catch up on some of the reading you skipped during the week.  So for all you “time shifters” out there, here is another set of long-form links.  As always, feel free tell us what you think.

Mary Meeker breaks down the finances of USA Inc.  (Businessweek, Scribd)

Has the rise of economics as a discipline made us all more self-interested?  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

A rare and interesting interview with The Epicurean Dealmaker.  (TrustedAdvisor)

A free e-book on the intersection between poker and investing.  (Texas Hold’em Investing)

Michael Shermer, “The world is a messy, complex and contingent place with countless intervening variables and confounding factors, which our brains are not equipped to evaluate.”  (Scientific American)

On the rise (and impact) of the ‘aerotropolis.’  (WSJ)

A profile of University of Chicago economist John List and his ‘crazy idea.’  (Bloomberg)

A new James Gleick book on the history of information.  (The New York Review of Books)

From Niall Ferguson the “six killer apps” that propelled the West to world domination.  (Guardian)

A look behind the “astonishing rise” of New Jersey governor Chris Christie.  (NYTimes)

Mark Harris, “ has never been harder for an intelligent, moderately budgeted, original movie aimed at adults to get onto movie screens nationwide”  (GQ)

The queen of the mommy bloggers.  (NYTimes)

Nathan Myhrvold re-writes the book on food science.  (Wired)

The long rise and rapid fall of Mel Gibson.  (Vanity Fair)

Football has to face up to its concussion problem.  (GQ)

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