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.

You can’t have commerce without trust, and trust in the US has weakened over time.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Mark Suster on the changing nature of the venture capital industry.  (peHUB)

Despite good economic times Germans are filled with angst.  (Globe and Mail, WSJ)

How Latin American economies responded to the financial crisis.  (Global Economic Intersection)

Barry Eichengreen on the loss of dominance for the US dollar.  (WSJ)

An interview with Vikram Mansharamani author BoomBustology on the situation in China.  (Institutional Investor)

On the value of making flight simulators even more realistic.  (The Frontal Cortex)

Universities:  economic engines or “a place to develop thought and knowledge.”  (Spiked via ALDaily)

Sitters vs. rovers:  the power of introversion.  (NYTimes)

A review of Internet dating as it reaches middle age.  (New Yorker)

Dan Savage on the value of infidelity.  (NYTimes)

On the physics of cheating in baseball.  (Kettering via Economist’s View)

How NBA teams are able to transform profits into losses.  (Deadspin)

Getting back to the great books.  (Farnam Street)

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