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.

In defense of human ingenuity.  (Absolute Return Letter via @dutch_book)

Are managed futures an asset class?  (HedgeWorld)

A multi-part series on alternatives to the CAPM.  (Musings on Markets, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, conclusion)

TED, “Investment banks are not factories.  Investment banks are networks.”  (Epicurean Dealmaker)

Tim Harford, “The logic of economic reasoning is powerful – but the world around us is far too fascinating to ignore.”  (FT)

What happened to Air France Flight 447?  (NYTimes)

The case for making stuff in the US. (Businessweek)

The ADD Society:  What Technology is Doing to Our Brains.  (Milken Institute via Economist’s View)

Why don’t we have better birth control?  (Megan McArdle)

The battle for generic Lipitor.  (Fortune)

How the ‘fundamental attribution effect‘ leads us astray.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

How do attitudinal norms change over time?  (WSJ)

What does it mean to be a “friend” in the age of social media?  (Boston Globe via The Browser)

A professional online poker player is stumped about his next move.  (Slate)

Why revenge can feel so sweet.  (The Frontal Cortex)

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