A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Tag: debt

Read : 2020-04-22

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. The federal fisc” by Karen Dynan & Douglas Elmendorf (Harvard Magazine, 2020-05).
  2. Will truth prevail?” by Drew Pendergrass (Harvard Magazine, 2020-05). “What is truth?” –Pontius Pilate
  3. Eventbrite: Global shutdowns will inflict heavy damage” by Gary Alexander (Seeking Alpha, 2020-04-22).

Read : 2019-07-02

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. The trade conflict isn’t the only problem for global markets“, by Jon Sindreu (Wall Street Journal, 2019-07-01). A caution about the global debt cycle.
  2. You filed returns. The IRS compiled the data. Here’s how the new tax law is working.“, by Richard Rubin & Anthony DeBarros (Wall Street Journal, 2019-07-02).
  3. France will debate a bill to stop online hate speech. What’s at stake?“, by Aurelien Breeden (NY Times, 2019-07-01). Censorship, free speech, and mis-targeted punishment.
  4. Wired bacteria form nature’s power grid: ‘We have an electric planet’“, by Carl Zimmer (NY Times, 2019-07-01). Long ago, bacteria figured out how to create “wires” that moved free electrons created in biochemical processes.
  5. The never-ending battle against sport’s hidden foe“, by Bill Pennington (NY Time, 2017-10-06). How school and professional athletics respond to the MRSA bacteria. One of the best things an individual athlete can do? Shower after every practice.

Read : 2019-06-14

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Telegram hit by DDoS attack! Blames China” (Ciso Mag, 2019-06-13). The attack coincides with political protests in Hong Kong against the mainland government; protestors reportedly use Telegram to coordinate, and Telegram founder Pavel Durov claimed the attack came mainly from IP addresses in China. The article clearly explains a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
  2. ‘Brave like Gabe’: Remembering the runner who never gave up in the face of an unbeatable opponent“, by Tim Layden (Sports Illustrated, 2019-06-11). What a rousing end to the story, how fitting given Gabe’s foundation, and how lovely the parallel to athletics, were this once unbeatable opponent taken down by team effort in the (near?) future.
  3. The U.S. is purging Chinese cancer researchers from top institutions“, by Peter Waldman (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2019-06-13).
  4. How Washington learned to love debt and deficits“, by Kate Davidson & Jon Hilsenrath (Wall Street Journal, 2019-06-13).
  5. Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, libra, gets big backers“, by AnnaMaria Andriotis, Peter Rudegeair, & Liz Hoffman (Wall Street Journal, 2019-06-13).
  6. Who ‘deserves’ to go to Harvard?“, by Heather Mac Donald (Wall Street Journal, 2019-06-13). One extreme, as told by the other? Power imbalances exist; systemic inequities exist; feelings of entitlement exist. Each can be protected against, exploited, mitigated, exacerbated. As for the “capitalist ethos”,…what’s described sounds more like a “meritocratic ethos”, no?
  7. The Engadget staff on ‘Neon genesis evangelion’“, by Daniel Cooper (Engadget, 2019-06-14). Netflix is set to release the 24-year-old Japanese series on its platform 21 June.

Read : 2019-05-14

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. 2018 US state of cybercrime survey results” (CSOonline, 2019).
  2. Episode 93: The biggest mistakes coaches are making today“, by Steve Magness & Jonathan Marcus (On Coaching Podcast, 2019-05-08).
  3. Microsoft builds decentralized identity network atop bitcoin blockchain“, by Thomas Simms (Coin Telegraph, 2019-05-13). Microsoft’s decentralized identity (DID) network is called the Identity Overlay Network (ION).
  4. Brother, Tesla can’t spare a dime“, by Charley Grant (Wall Street Journal, 2019-05-13).
  5. Uber IPO center” (EquityZen, 2019).
  6. 2018 Winter Olympics: Chloe Kim“, by NBC Sports (YouTube, 2018-02-13). Chloe Kim’s third and final run on the halfpipe.

Read : 2019-04-02

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Investors should ‘exercise caution’ toward Uber and Lyft IPOs: Patricof“, by Andy Serwer (Yahoo Finance, 2019-03-28).
  2. The cult of homework“, by Joe Pinsker (The Atlantic, 2019-03-28).
  3. Modern monetary theory makes sense, up to a point“, by Robert J. Shiller (NY Times, 2019-03-29). Shiller calls MMT old ideas in new clothes, sometimes misrepresented.
  4. How to protect your smart home from hackers“, by Rachel Cericola (NY Times, 2019-03-27). Use a unique password (NOT the default password that comes with the hardware), set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) where available, quarantine devices on a guest network, keep software up to date.
  5. Special briefing: Whose Huawei is it, anyway?“, by OZY Editors (OZY, 2019-01-29).

Read : 2019-01-16

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. The 5 years that changed dating“, by Ashley Fetters (The Atlantic, 2018-12-21). A look at how Tinder and other online dating apps have changed our perception and practice of relationships. I found this article inquisitive and well written.
  2. Cybersecurity companies will soon have millions of jobs they can’t fill. Here’s the tactic they’re using to close the talent gap“, by Michelle Cheng (Inc. Magazine, 2018-10-17).
  3. Economists reconsider how much governments can borrow” (The Economist, 2019-01-16).
  4. Ocasio-Cortez should worry markets, Horizon’s chief global strategist says“, by Sibile Marcellus (Yahoo Finance, 2019-01-16).

    [A] brash New Yorker, skilled at self-promotion, with a modest understanding of how government works — and a passionate base of supporters.
    —Greg Valliere

    On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Or is it Donald Trump? Both?

Read : 2018-12-11

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Macron announces measures to placate protesters“, by Stacy Meichtry & Noemie Bisserbe (Wall Street Journal, 2018-12-10).
  2. Calculating the risk of college“, by Douglas Belkin & Dylan Moriarty (Wall Street Journal, 2018-12-10).
  3. Elon Musk is daring the SEC to come at him. Will it?“, by Annie Gaus (The Street, 2018-12-11).
  4. Layoffs become the latest thing in cryptocurrency“, by Paul Vigna (Wall Street Journal, 2018-12-10).

Read : 2018-11-29

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Women may earn just 49 cents on the dollar“, by Annie Lowrey (The Atlantic, 2018-11-28).
  2. In Nafta rewrite, Canada took cue from Mexico: make a big concession“, by Kim Mackrael, Santiago Pérez, & Jacob M. Schlesinger (Wall Street Journal, 2018-11-29).
  3. Magnus Carlsen wins World Chess Championship“, by Joshua Robinson & Andrew Beaton (Wall Street Journal, 2018-11-28). Could Carlsen’s “decision” to draw in the twelfth and final regulation game have been a strategic decision to open up the Elo rating differential with the (much) faster tiebreak play?
  4. Here’s the first thing Bill Gates did with his money after making over $350 million from Microsoft’s IPO“, by Emmie Martin (CNBC, 2018-11-28). Buying the (used) Porsche was the zeroth thing, and before he got rich from the IPO (if that helps the matter).

Read : 2018-10-16

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Elite-college admissions are broken“, by Alia Wong (The Atlantic, 2018-10-14). Does the current college admissions process encourage youth to misrepresent themselves in the hopes of being accepted to coveted schools? Might the educational system more generally (grades, peer pressure, etc.) train students to present what they think others want to see and hear, rather than who they are? What does “who they are” even mean?
  2. Netflix’s growth could slow due to interest rates, analysts warn“, by Annie Gaus (The Street, 2018-10-16). According to Yahoo! Finance, at the end of 2018 Q2, Netflix had debt of 8.3B USD, up from 4.9B USD in 2017 Q3.

Read — 2018-10-08

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Forget the tweets. The real problem at Tesla is the scramble for cash“, by Matt Egan (CNN, 2018-07-23).
  2. Forget the Autopilot crash and recall; Tesla’s daunting debt repayment schedule is the real issue“, by Jim Collins (Forbes, 2018-04-02). At the end of the article, the author presents a table summarizing Tesla’s debt.