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16 июля, 01:00

The World Is Hard…

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Richard Thaler: “People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard.”   Audio   All of our prior conversations with Thaler can be found here.   click for full transcript Source: Freakonomics   The post The World Is Hard… appeared first on The Big Picture.

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15 июля, 19:00

Trade Flows

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Source: The Economist Note: This is form 2015, but is still generally accurate . . . The post Trade Flows appeared first on The Big Picture.

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15 июля, 14:00

10 Sunday Reads

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My easy like Sunday morning reads: • Why do some in the tech community support universal basic income? They’re ‘terrified’ about the future. (Recode) • Pretty Soon, You’ll Get to Invest Just Like Ray Dalio (Bloomberg Opinion) • Is Your Brain Wired for Wealth? (Jason Zweig) • How The Show Northern Exposure Changed My Life (Random Roger) • Why Are Young Billionaires… Read More The post 10 Sunday Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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15 июля, 03:00

Seinfeld: How It Began

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Here is your summer rerun:   Seinfeld: How It Began Published on Oct 6, 2013   The post Seinfeld: How It Began appeared first on The Big Picture.

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14 июля, 16:30

MIB: Dave Butler, Dimensional Fund Advisors Co-CEO

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This week, we speak with Dave Butler, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Head of Global Financial Advisor Services at Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), which manages $600 billion dollars. Butler, was a star college basketball player for University of California, Berkeley, before being drafted by the Boston Celtics. A career ending injury when he was young sent… Read More The post MIB: Dave Butler, Dimensional Fund Advisors Co-CEO appeared first on The Big Picture.

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14 июля, 14:30

10 Weekend Reads

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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of French Mocha coffee, grab a seat on the beach, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • The Entire History of Steel: From hunks of iron streaking through the sky, to the construction of skyscrapers and megastructures, this is the history of the world’s greatest alloy. (Popular Mechanics) • People… Read More The post 10 Weekend Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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13 июля, 23:00

Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 7.13.18

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Succinct Summations for the week ending July 13th, 2018 Positives: 1. Same store sales rose 5.2% w/o/w, up .8% from previous 3.1% rise. 2. Home mortgage purchase applications rose a seasonally adjusted 6.5% w/o/, and 7.7% Y/o/Y. 3. Jobless claims fell 17k w/o/w from 231k to 214k. 4. Consumer price index rose .1%, meeting expectations.… Read More The post Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 7.13.18 appeared first on The Big Picture.

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13 июля, 16:30

Five Stadiums, Six Arenas, 335,271 Seats

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Source: New York Times   Via the NYT, this is a simply mind-blowing stat: “New York area is one of the most crowded regions in the country when it comes to stadiums and arenas. A soccer stadium in the Bronx or Queens and two arenas proposed for Long Island would bring the total to five stadiums and… Read More The post Five Stadiums, Six Arenas, 335,271 Seats appeared first on The Big Picture.

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13 июля, 15:14

10 Friday AM Reads

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My Friday the 13th, morning train reads: • The Scooter Wars will be a bloodbath — and Uber will win (Recode) see also The Age of Floating Transport: Many years ago, humans invented the wheel. Then one day they invented the app. Now you need apps to use wheels (Medium) • Hedge Funds Should Be Thriving Right… Read More The post 10 Friday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

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13 июля, 13:00

1935 Mercedes-Benz 290 Roadster

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If I were to choose a classic car to own, this could very well be at the top of the list: The spectacularly gorgeous, center instrumented, 290 Roadster (W18?). Perhaps with infinite capital, the even more outrageous 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster would be my choice, but the 290 is a more reasonably priced, (still exorbitant)… Read More The post 1935 Mercedes-Benz 290 Roadster appeared first on The Big Picture.

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13 июля, 12:00

Fiscal Policy in Good Times and Bad

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Fiscal Policy in Good Times and Bad Tim Mahedy and Daniel J. Wilson FRBSF Economic Letter, July 9, 2018     Thanks in large part to recently enacted tax cuts, U.S. fiscal policy has taken a decidedly procyclical turn—providing stimulus when the economy is growing. In fact, the projected increase in the federal deficit over… Read More The post Fiscal Policy in Good Times and Bad appeared first on The Big Picture.

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13 июля, 01:00

Harwood on POTUS Business Conflicts

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John Harwood on the President’s unprecedented and highly conflicted business interests.   Trump’s White House has been a money-making machine Trump’s White House has been a money-making machine from CNBC. Source: CNBC   The post Harwood on POTUS Business Conflicts appeared first on The Big Picture.