The weekend is a great time to catch up on some of the reading you skipped during the week.  We hope you enjoy this set of long-form links.


What is the ‘limit order effect‘ and how does it change our thinking about behavioral finance?  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

How dopamine levels affect a traders ability to balance risk and return.  (Jonah Lehrer)

Think of private equity as “boot camp instructors” that transform companies into fighting shape.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

Why don’t sovereign credit ratings also measure the risk of inflation?  (voxEU)

Everything it takes to merge two of the world’s largest air carriers into United Continental ($UAL).  (Businessweek)


Ken Rogoff talks economics and chess over lunch.  (FT)

Four books on inequality and the need for change.  (NY Review of Books)

Why the early United States didn’t go the way of the Eurozone.  (Bloomberg)

Dan Ariely and Malcolm Gladwell on writing about social science.  (Journalist’s Resource)


Apple ($AAPL) should start making a 3-D printer NOW.  (The Atlantic)

If you can’t beta MRSA, prevent it.  (Nature via The Browser)

The political education of Energy Secretary Steven Chu.  (TNR)

Why the clean tech boom went bust.  (Wired)


Felix Salmon, “What Khan and Thrun and others are creating is a new educational paradigm, which promises not only much greater scalability than anything we’ve had until now, but also higher-quality education. ”  (Reuters)

How MITx is set to change online universities.  (The Chronicle)


No wonder Washington is messed up.  Apparently they are all high.  (Washingtonian via The Browser)

A review of Tom Santopietro’s The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me.  (WSJ)


The strange world of professional basketball in China.  (NYTimes)

On the state of soccer in Canada.  (The Walrus via The Browser)


Why French parents are superior.  An excerpt from Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.  (WSJ)

Is modern finance ruining art?  A book excerpt from Mark C. Taylor’s Refiguring the Spiritual: Beuys, Barney, Turrell, Goldsworthy.  (Bloomberg, part 2)

On the neuroscience of happiness.  Q&A with Shimon Edelman author of The Happiness of Pursuit: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Good Life.  (Salon via The Browser)

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