The weekend is a great time to catch up on some of the reading you skipped during the week.  So here is another set of long-form links for you to enjoy.  Also The Independent recently listed five long read sites you need to follow.

Mark Buchanan, “In effect, today’s standard economic methods make the distant future count for almost nothing. And those who always thought this seemed hopelessly naïve turn out to be right.”  (Bloomberg)

How Not To Invest: a new series of blog posts.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Why it is so difficult for hedge fund managers to leave on a high note.  (Institutional Investor)

A profile of George Soros on the eve of his withdrawal from running outside money.  (Bloomberg)

A little bedtime reading from the Financial Stability Oversight Council.  (Dealbreaker)

The publicity-shy Cargill Inc. IS “the food chain.”  (Bloomberg)

A profile of Steve Perlman, inventor of a new wireless technology. (Businessweek)

When patents attack.  (This American Life)

The future of the New York Times behind a paywall.  (New York)

Filtering is essential, but what happens when machines start do the heavy lifting?  (Rick Bookstaber)

Why America is not the new Rome.  (Farnam Street)

Americans are moving from the coasts to the interior.  (New Geography)

Brooklyn is the new Portland.  (NY Observer)

Infrastructure spending in the US is all out of whack.  (The Atlantic)

The recent high speed rail crash in China is sparking debate about the country’s headlong development.  (WSJ)

Dan Ariely selects five books on behavioral economics.  (The Browser)

The case of Joshua Bell and our limited understanding of the brain.  (Why We Reason via @pkedrosky)

Master’s degrees are the new Bachelor’s.  (NYTimes)

How NOT to write a book review.  (Slate)

Europe is rife with Medieval-era small tunnel networks that are coming to light.  (Spiegel Online via The Browser)

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