Read — 2018-08-25

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Why you will marry the wrong person“, by Alain de Botton (NY Times, 2016-05-28). Although Romanticism receives an overly harsh chastisement, insightful remarks abound: “We seem normal only to those who don’t know us very well.” “One of the privileges of being on our own is…the sincere impression that we are really quite easy to live with.”
  2. Paris bees at work from Notre-Dame to the Luxembourg Gardens“, by Alissa J. Rubin (NY Times, 2018-08-24).
  3. What Houston didn’t learn from Harvey“, by Mimi Swartz (NY Times, 2018-08-24).
  4. Tesla will not go private, Elon Musk says, capping month of turmoil“, by Neal E. Boudette (NY Times, 2018-08-24). The announcement concludes the public-private debate, but the fallout will not be resolved until the legality of Musk’s tweet on 7 August is adjudicated.
  5. Alphabet’s plans for a China comeback go beyond Google search“, by Raymond Zhong (NY Times, 2018-08-24). If this is news to anyone, you haven’t though much about it.
  6. The market cycle wears no clothes“, by Cole Garner (Medium, 2018-08-21). Non-advice advice on how to trade a bubble.