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.

“Recognising that confidence in markets is a self-fulfilling prophesy that taps into some of our deepest mental processes is critical for longer-term, patient investors.”  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Paul Sullivan, “[a recent study] found that the value of investment advisers was not in the stocks or mutual funds they recommended but in their ability to restrain investors from impulsively trading at the wrong time.”  (NYTimes)

Secondary private markets make the issue of conflicts of interest amongst the VC crowd more complex.  (SAI)

Graeme Wood, “At its core, the survey underlines the fact that money may ease some worries, but others always remain.”  (The Atlantic)

Is China at risk of social unrest like that that we have seen in the Middle East?  (WSJ)

In praise of the new social-media fueled journalism.  (The Atlantic)

Social inoculation‘ and its ability to combat stereotypes.  (The Frontal Cortex)

Is TED elite?  (Yes and Know via The Browser)

How to cool a nuclear reactor.  (Scientific American)

The ‘one and done‘ phenomenon in college basketball.  (NYTimes)

Baseball’s loss of innocence. (American Scholar via The Browser)

The curious journey of Curious George.  (More Intelligent Life)

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