Wednesday, May 6, 2015


‘Flash Crash’ Overhaul Is Snarled in Red Tape (LINK)

The CNBC coverage of the Flash Crash, 5 years ago today (video) (LINK)

The June 2006 interview with Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates on Charlie Rose, after Mr. Buffett announced he was giving away most his fortune to the Gates foundation, nearly 9 years after it aired may be interesting to review (video) (LINK)

Another old YouTube video, this one of Nassim Taleb in 2001, discussing Fooled by Randomness (video) (LINK)

A Guide to Reading for Investors (Plus, What Prof. Sanjay Bakshi Reads) (LINK)

A Tribute to the Extraordinary Mr. Parag Parikh (LINK)

What Greece Faces if It Defaults (LINK)
WHEN President Adolfo Rodríguez Saá told Congress on Dec. 23, 2001 that “the Argentine state will suspend the payment of its foreign debt,” legislators jumped to their feet with joy. Their cheering quickly morphed into a chant of “Ar-gen-ti-na! Ar-gen-ti-na!” 
Today, it is Greece, led by a recently elected populist left-wing party, Syriza, that is contemplating a similarly drastic unilateral declaration of independence from foreign creditors and international financial institutions. Economists like Nouriel Roubini, a professor at New York University, have long argued that “Greece should default and abandon the euro,” using “Argentine-style measures” to prevent “a disorderly fallout.” Far from the sky falling in, they say, Argentina’s economy soon roared back to prosperity; Greece should follow suit. 
But were the years that followed really so rosy for the people of Argentina?
Claudio Borio: The international monetary and financial system: Its Achilles heel and what to do about it (LINK)

Daniel K Tarullo: Tailoring community bank regulation and supervision (LINK)

How retail clinics disrupt hospitals (LINK)

How telemedicine disrupts health care (LINK)

Ancient DNA Tells a New Human Story (LINK) [Related book, which I know I've given much praise for already: Sapiens.]
Armed with old bones and new DNA sequencing technology, scientists are getting a much better understanding of the prehistory of the human species, writes Matt Ridley
Book of the day (H/T Nassim Taleb): Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure

The Great Courses Summer Learning Sale from Audible:  75+ Great Courses for $6.95 each. Sale ends May 8th, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET (US). (LINK)
Some that I haven't listened to but that caught my eye after a quick look through the list: 
Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life 
Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets 
How the Stock Market Works 
The History of Ancient Rome 
Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications
Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide