Read — 2014/09/19

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. This man’s job: make Bill Gates richer“, by Anupreeta Das & Craig Karmin (Wall Street Journal). Meet Michael Larson, money manager of Bill Gates.
  2. Pew survey exposes cultural parenting divide: religion v tolerance” (BBC). The subtitle is sensationalized. Still, the article points out a few “fundamental differences” between America’s right and left.
  3. Scottish referendum: Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence” (BBC).
  4. Scottish independence: the results tracker” (The Telegraph). The “No’s” have it, 2,001,926 v 1,617,989 (55% v 45%). Breakdown by local authority.
  5. Rush to invest in Alibaba, but concerns linger about company’s future“, by Peter Eavis (NY Times).
  6. Xi who must be obeyed” (The Economist). How will President Xi Jinping use the power he has amassed?
  7. Too reliant on the few” (The Economist). To improve the tax code, broaden the base and remove exemptions.
  8. Piketty airways” (The Economist). And you thought your last flight was cramped…