It’s the 77th morning of the year. Here are my reads:

• Wealth management as an excuse to sell a high cost “product” (Forbes)
• Facebook and the NSA Should Team Up to Put Data to Good Use (Washington Post) see also The Man Who Tried to Invent the Like Button in the 1930s (Paleo Future)
• Wells Fargo Foreclosure Manual Under Fire (Washington Post)
• New Cash, New Questions for Business Insider (USA Today)
• Three Rules to Make Sure Economic Data Aren’t Bunk. (FiveThirtyEight)
• Can ‘Big Data’ help write better loans? (WSJ)
• Andrew Ross Sorkin Is Going to Make a Show About How Wall Street Is Pretty Neat and Full of Cool Dudes (Salon)
• NASA-Funded Study: Industrial Civilization Headed for ‘Irreversible Collapse’? (The Guardian) see also Six Ways the World Could End (Medium)
• FiveThirtyEight and the End of Average (stratēchery)
• NCAA Tournament Bracket (Yahoo) see also How to Win Buffett’s $1 Billion Basketball Contest (Barron’s)

What are you reading?

California Just Had Its Warmest Winter on Record

Source: Mother Jones
Source: Mother Jones

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