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Book Bits: Book Reviews
Article By: James Picerno
Monday, January 20, 2020 1:00 AM EST
The latest reads that no investor should miss.
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Book Review: Permanent Record By Edward Snowden
Article By: Bankers Anonymous
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:02 AM EST
Although Snowden’s subject is mostly government data collection on civilians, it dovetails with what I think is the major story of 2019, the rise of private-sector data collection about our personal lives.
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Betterment Vs. Vanguard Vs. Wealthsimple Comparison
Article By: Barbara A. Friedberg
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:01 PM EST
Robo-advisors, with their increasingly sophisticated algorithms and hands-off investment options, are growing in popularity. Today I take a closer look at three of the most popular robo-advisors: Betterment, Vanguard, and Wealthsimple. Which is best?
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Book Review: Scarcity By Sendhil Mullainathan And Eldar Shafir
Article By: Bankers Anonymous
Monday, December 16, 2019 2:03 AM EST
One of the most intriguing branches of behavioral finance – described in "Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less And How It Defines our Lives" – suggests that our brains face an unfair fight under certain conditions.
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Book Review: The Man Who Solved The Market
Article By: Saj Karsan
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:09 AM EST
A bunch of math nerds got to work looking for short-term inefficiencies in the market, and they found some.
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Peak Experience And Peak Performance
Article By: Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:20 PM EST
Once we make profit and loss a measure of our personal success and value, we introduce fear, greed, frustration, and overconfidence into our processing of markets.
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Book Review: Permanent Record
Article By: Saj Karsan
Monday, November 11, 2019 2:00 AM EST
Edward Snowden rocked the world when he revealed the US government's warrantless surveillance program on the world's population. In Permanent Record, he discusses these decisions that have led to his current exile in Russia.
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Book Review: Who Gets What And Why
Article By: Saj Karsan
Friday, November 1, 2019 12:15 AM EST
In Who Gets What ― and Why [Click and drag to move] economist Al Roth discusses the factors that need to be set/controlled in order to make a market work. Is the book worth a read?
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Robert Shiller On The Power Of Narrative Economics
Article By: Financial Sense
Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:30 PM EST
The field of economics may do well to take a cue from the study of epidemiology. If narrative structures and story-telling inform how people make economic decisions, the spread of a story from person to person mimics the spread of infection.
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Damn Right: Behind The Scenes With Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger (Book Review)
Article By: Saj Karsan
Friday, October 18, 2019 11:09 PM EST
I've a read quite a bit about Charlie Munger. But everything I've previously read has been about his thoughts. Damn Right is about the person, his family life, his tragedies and triumphs.
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The Economists' Hour
Podcast By: Felix Salmon
Sunday, October 13, 2019 9:49 AM EST
New York Times writer Binyamin Appelbaum joins us to discuss his new book, The Economist’s Hour, the concept of putting a dollar value on a human life, and the NBA’s whole thing with China. Also... what's the latest from the Fed?
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Russell Gold’s Superpower - Review
Article By: Simon Lack
Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:12 AM EST
Russell Gold’s latest book,Superpower: One Man’s Quest to Transform American Energy seems at first to challenge the supremacy of the Shale Revolution and America’s energy renaissance.
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The Super Pumped Edition: The Dramatic Story Of Uber's& WeWork's Beginnigs
Podcast By: Felix Salmon
Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:58 PM EST
Mike Isaac joins the Slate Money hosts to discuss his new book, Super Pumped.
In this podcast: UBER, WE, GM
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MOATS, Berkshire Hathaway Businesses Competitive Advantages
Video By: Bud Labitan
Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:00 AM EST
A quick video summary about MOATS, my book about Berkshire Hathaway businesses competitive advantages.
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Uwe Reinhardt On High US Health Care Costs
Article By: Timothy Taylor
Monday, August 12, 2019 8:16 PM EST
Uwe Reinhardt, who passed in 2017, has had his final book published, Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care. In this book, Reinhardt tackles the question of explaining high US health care costs.
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Book Review: Fifty Inventions That Shaped The Modern Economy, By Tim Harford
Article By: Bankers Anonymous
Sunday, August 4, 2019 7:30 PM EST
What gives Harford’s book extra philosophical texture is his eagerness to consider technological innovations for all their consequences – for both better and worse.
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