My midweek reads to start the day:

  • China’s Brewing Subprime Crisis (Bloomberg View) see also Chinese Companies Have Racked up $14.2 Trillion in Debt --more than any other country on the planet (Quartz)
  • Investment flows return to emerging markets (WSJ)
  • Retirees Suffer as $300 Billion 401(k) Rollover Boom Enriches Brokers (Bloomberg) see also 401(k)s are a sham (Salon)
  • Chartfest: The Nation’s Economy, This Side of the Recession (NYT)
  • How the Insurance Industry Sees the Climate Change (LA Times)
  • Steve Forbes Tells Washington Post Readers to ‘Thank the Billionaires’; Op-Ed Backfires Spectacularly (MarketWatch)
  • Toward a Universal Theory of ‘Cool’ (The Atlantic)
  • David Brat’s Victory Comes With a Rise in the Crossroads of Religion and Economics (Washington Post) see also Political Polarization and Growing Ideological Consistency (People Press)
  • Privacy Is Dead (stratechery)
  • Why You Shouldn’t Drive Slowly in the Left Lane (Vox)

What are you reading?

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Source: Wells Fargo & Co. via Dave Wilson
Source: Wells Fargo & Co. via Dave Wilson

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