My longer form, weekend reading:

• The Wolf of Wall Street Can't Sleep (New York Magazine)

• The 40-Year Slump (American Prospect) see also Secular Stagnation and Post-Scarcity (Pieria)

• The Black Swan (Seeking Wisdom)

• Why Are So Many People Paying So Much for Art? (New Yorker)

• Animals Were Harmed: Hollywood's Nightmare of Death, Injury, and Secrecy Exposed (Hollywood Reporter)

• Inside the Company That Bungled Obamacare (Newsweek) see also Mark McClellan ran Medicare Part D. Here's his advice for the Obama administration. (WaPo)

• This entire country is about to be wiped out by climate change: Drowning Kiribati (Businessweek)

• How Our Soldiers Come Home From the Wars: Broken (Mother Jones)

• Retail Therapy: Inside the Apple Store: It's a Trap! (McSweeney's) see also The Birth of the iPhone (Medium)

• Platinum Underdog: Why Taylor Swift Is the Biggest Pop Star in the World (Vulture)

And I suppose you are going to be shopping all weekend?

All Major Market Rallies of the Last 113 Years

Source: Chart of the Day

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