The weekend is a great time to catch up on some long-form links you missed during the week. We think this should also include our new book, Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere. Enjoy.


The Kay Review on UK equity markets and long-term decision making.  (BIS)

A presentation on “The Gold Dilemma” by Claude Erb and Campbell Harvey.  (Duke)

Why we humans find it so difficult to rebalance.  (Research Affiliates)


In praise of nominal GDP targeting.  (Free exchange)

Eight young economists discuss where their field is going.  (Big Think)


A profile of Social+Capital which is “interested in hard-core people doing hard-core things.”  (Businessweek)

How Curt Shilling’s video game company went spectacularly bust.  (Boston Magazine)

The developer who is trying to turn Roanoke, Virginia around.  (NYTimes)


Remember when capitalism used to be a good thing?  (WSJ)

America is in the thrall of declinist thinking.  (New York)

An excerpt from Neil Barofsky’s Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street.  (Bloomberg)


The strange and wonderful origins of rocketry.  (The Atlantic)

Is Peak Oil really dead?  (FT Alphaville)


Why hosting the Olympic Games is a losers game.  (The Atlantic)

The biggest US win at the 1936 Berlin Olympics wasn’t had by Jesse Owens.  (Slate)

Why we should give up on the idea of amateurism in sport.  (The Atlantic)


Steve Almond, “Our lazy embrace of Stewart and Colbert is a testament to our own impoverished comic standards. We have come to accept coy mockery as genuine subversion and snarky mimesis as originality.”  (The Baffler)

The secret of the continued popularity of America’s Funniest Home Videos.  (Wired)

Bruce Springsteen at sixty two.  (New Yorker)


Is the story of Steve Jobs an inspiration or cautionary tale?  (Wired)

The ultimate OS X Mountain Lion review.  (Ars Technica)

Mixed media

How lunch as a social convention came to be.  (Edible Georaphy via kottke)

The art and power of the cliffhanger.  (New Yorker)

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