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.

Tim Richards, “Yet when disasters strike…we run about like headless chickens imposing illusory patterns on everything we see in an attempt to retain some fictitious semblance of control.”  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

The optimism bias and why we are not necessarily evolved for investing.  (Time also TRB, Big Picture)

Recent research on the links between the macroeconomy and the financial markets.  (Financial Advisor)

The future of big pharma.  (Institutional Investor)

A profile of Rob Arnott and the future of fundamental indexation.  (Bloomberg)

An excerpt from Howard MarksThe Most Important Thing.  (Institutional Investor)

An excerpt from Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do About It by Ann E. Tenbrusel and Max Bazerman.  (Freakonomics)

Made in America is a complicated question.  (CNBC)

Sometimes a field needs a disruptor.  What cancer specialists can learn from a physicist. (Nature via The Browser)

Why early memories stick (or don’t).  (WSJ)

Big breakthroughs often come from a series of small discoveries, not one big a-ha moment.  (brainpickings)

Bill Simmons is trying to craft something altogether new with sports-focused site Grantland.  (NYTimes)

The two lives of golfer Tom Watson.  (SI via The Browser)

RIP, the incandescent light bulb.  (NYTimes)

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