Read — 2016/08/17

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. 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.
  2. Turks are convinced that the West was behind the attempted coup” (The Economist). And why this belief spells trouble for international relations.
  3. Runners Abbey D’Agostino, Nikki Hamblin are the real winners in Rio“, by Helene Elliott (Los Angeles Times).
  4. Will immigrants today assimilate like those of 100 years ago?“, by Alexia Fernández Campbell (The Atlantic).
  5. 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.