Thursday, March 5, 2015


The full transcripts of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee meetings from 2009 were released (LINK) [In conjunction with these, it might be interesting to revisit the FCIC interviews, now that a few years have passed, HERE.]

Warren Buffett: 'I Consider Myself a Journalist' [H/T Linc] (LINK)
“I consider myself a journalist to some extent,” the 84-year-old billionaire said in a video interview premiering Thursday night as part of the “Iconic Voices” series at Arizona State University. “I say, ‘Is the Washington Post Co. worth $22 a share?’ in 1973. I say, ‘Is the BNSF railroad worth us paying $34 billion?’ I assign myself the story. It’s my working hypothesis that it is. But then I go and look for the facts.”
Edge #437 - Yuval Noah Harari and Daniel Kahneman: A Conversation (LINK)

Sam Harris and Graeme Wood discuss the Islamic State (LINK)

Book of the day, which I've mentioned a couple of times before, but it seems relevant given the article directly above: The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements