The weekend is a great time to catch up on some longer items that we passed up on during the week. Thanks for checking in.


Are GDP-weighted bond indices really the solution?  (voxEU)

A review of where low volatility investing stands.  (IndexUniverse)

High frequency trading is taking over the world.  (FT)

Twelve lessons learned from Byron Wien.  (Blackstone)

Value investing

Tough times for classic value investors.  (Advisor Perspectives)

An interview with noted value investor Mohnish Pabrai.  (Outlook India via ValueWalk)


A profile of the outgoing governor of the Bank of Israel.  (Wonkblog)

Why we need to come to terms with the rise of the robot.  (Project Syndicate)


Why Google ($GOOG) is so awesome.  (Altucher Confidential)

The era of cheap airline fares is coming to an end.  (Slate)


Americans are going to have an ever harder time retiring.  (WashingtonPost)

When you retire matters a great deal.  (streetEYE)


Why we are underestimating the risk of human extinction.  (The Atlantic also Slate)

When brain damage unlocks the genius within.  (PopSci)


Why medical bills are killing us.  (Time)

The robot will see you now.  (The Atlantic)

There is a growing demand for self-diagnostics.  (Bloomberg)


Are smart devices making us dumb? An excerpt from Evgeny Morozov’s To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism.  (WSJ)

The scars of bullying last into adulthood.  (Slate)

Have we entered the “post-family” era?  (New Geography)

The happiest (and saddest) cities by tweet.  (The Atlantic)


Robert Cottrell, “This is a great time to be a reader.”  (FT)

Why online publishers need to look beyond ads.  (Felix Salmon)

Buying your way onto the bestseller list.  (WSJ)


Why are recent romantic comedies so bad?  (The Atlantic)

The surprising career arc of Bruce Willis.  (Grantland)

Why Louis C. K. is the comic for our age.  (New Yorker)


The extraordinary science of junk food.  (NYTimes)

Why are we so nostalgic for the Paloelithic era?  (Chronicle)

The story behind the rise of Sriracha.  (Businessweek)

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