Longform links: financial transparency May 7, 2015 Thursdays are all about longform links here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at why the Wright brothers stopped making airplanes. Longform A Economist-style piece on the state of finance and its role in society. (economist.com) TweetPocketInstapaper The age of financial secrecy is ending. (thinkadvisor.com) TweetPocketInstapaper The TV industry knows it is under attack, the question is what will they do? (fortune.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Why can't America have great trains? (nationaljournal.com) TweetPocketInstapaper A profile of Sepp Blatter the king of FIFA. (bloomberg.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Health Atul Gawande says were are facing a "global epidemic of overtesting, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment." (newyorker.com) TweetPocketInstapaper On the importance of the microbiome. Insights from Rob Knight's "Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes."* (brainpickings.org) TweetPocketInstapaper What our ancient DNA tells us about how humans spread around the globe. (wsj.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Technology How Silicon Valley has changed over time. (medium.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Startup founders need conviction above all else. (bothsidesofthetable.com) TweetPocketInstapaper A closer look at what Amazon Web Services means for the company itself. (stratechery.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Food Inside the biggest cattle heist ever. (fivethirtyeight.com) TweetPocketInstapaper A big cost of fast food is waste. How one company looks to stop this. (newyorker.com) TweetPocketInstapaper Our love/hate relationship with mayonnaise. (nautil.us) TweetPocketInstapaper *Link to: Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes. You can support Abnormal Returns by visiting Amazon, signing up for our daily newsletter or following us on StockTwits, Yahoo Finance and Twitter.