Tuesday, 9 October 2012

9th October

Epiphanies from Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The "Black Swan" theorist reflects on the most stable country in human history and the folly of the European Union.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/08/epiphanies_from_nassim_nicholas_taleb

Growth the false God
http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2012/10/growth-the-false-god/

Nine in ten Scots 'living off state's patronage'
Kenny Gibson, a Nationalist MSP, described it as Miss Davidson’s “Mitt Romney moment”. He added: “At least Mitt Romney only insulted around half of Americans, while Ruth Davidson believes almost 90 per cent of Scots do not 'contribute’ to society.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/scottish-politics/9593135/Nine-in-ten-Scots-living-off-states-patronage.html

Cheapest Chinese Stocks Since ’97 Not Enough to Signal Rally
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-07/cheapest-chinese-stocks-since-1997-not-enough-to-signal-rally.html

Call in the B Team
Richard Branson’s big idea for building a better version of capitalism
http://www.economist.com/node/21564197?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/CallintheBteam

Prank signs for the London Underground


And that is that one solved
Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife
{http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10/07/proof-of-heaven-a-doctor-s-experience-with-the-afterlife.html}

Conserve Your Willpower: It Runs Out
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/mf-willpower/

The problem with high frequency trading
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/10/06/the-problem-with-high-frequency-trading/

Kublai Khan: China's favourite barbarian
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19850234

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