Read — 2016/08/17
Today’s selection of articles:
- “Why some economists want to get rid of cash“, by S.N. (The Economist). In his new book “The curse of cash”, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff advocates a world free of paper currency. This article explains why.
- “Turks are convinced that the West was behind the attempted coup” (The Economist). And why this belief spells trouble for international relations.
- “Runners Abbey D’Agostino, Nikki Hamblin are the real winners in Rio“, by Helene Elliott (Los Angeles Times).
- “Will immigrants today assimilate like those of 100 years ago?“, by Alexia Fernández Campbell (The Atlantic).
- “Tech giants gobble start-ups in an antitrust blind spot“, by Steven Davidoff Solomon (NY Times). The astronomical sums that established tech juggernauts pay for start-ups seems crazy. Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t.