Friday, August 31, 2018


Two Haslams share a stage, offering lessons on business, stories of creating Pilot Flying J [H/T Linc] (LINK) [The short video clip with the Buffett story is also HERE.]

Grant’s Podcast: Current yield (LINK)

What Follows the End of History? Identity Politics [H/T @JonHaidt] (LINK)
Related book: Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment - by Francis Fukuyama
Crispr Halted Muscular Dystrophy in Dogs. Are Humans Next? [H/T Linc] (LINK)

The Very Hot, Very Hungry Caterpillar - by Ed Yong (LINK)


Some interesting comments from Warren Buffett at the Berkshire annual meeting in 2000, given that Berkshire today has as much capital as they do invested in a railroad and airline stocks:
Historically, the transportation field, I mean, it’s been a terrible place to have money, and, whether it’s been in airlines or in the rails. If you — we’ve mentioned Value Line from here — from time to time. 
If you go to the rail transportation section and just run your eye across on the revenues and look at the capital investment, the amount of capital required to produce incremental revenues is just — is horrible. 
And on the other hand, there’s not much alternative here in the game to doing that. So there — many railroads will spend hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. And it will not move the top line hardly at all. The ones where the top line has changed is where there’s been acquisitions or mergers. 
Airlines, you’ll see just the opposite. You’ll see this great movement in the top line, but again, a disastrous amount of capital investment and very little in the way of returns. So, it hasn’t been a great field. 
Most fields that require heavy capital investment, most of the time, they don’t turn out very well over time. There are plenty of exceptions to that. 
But if you find a business that has to keep adding up huge sums of money every year, there always will be a reason why they’re doing it. But the net result, after five or 10 or 20 years usually isn’t very good. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018


Part 3 of the Charlie Munger & Li Lu Interview [also added to yesterday's post] (LINK)

Li Lu's Discussion of Modernization (2014) (LINK)

Warren Buffett on CNBC (FULL VIDEO, Transcript)

oGoLead Leadership Podcast with David Novak: Tom Murphy, Chairman & CEO Emeritus of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. (LINK)

Do You Really Save 15% with GEICO? (LINK)

As Sears Withers, Its Former Stores Fuel a New Fortune [H/T Linc] (LINK)

The Curse of the Rockefellers (LINK)

The Bottom-Up Economist Report: Second Quarter 2018 (LINK)

Mark Yusko's Q2 2018 Market Review and Outlook letter (LINK)

Argentina's central bank hikes rates to 60% as the currency collapses (LINK)

Crazy/Genius Podcast: Should We Dim the Skies to Save the World? (LINK)

American Innovations Podcast: Thinking Machines | Artificial Intelligence | 1 (LINK)

Carina’s star-spangled chaos - by Phil Plait  (LINK)

Book of the day: Turning Oil Into Salt: Energy Independence Through Fuel Choice

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Charlie Munger & Li Lu Interview by Weekly in Stocks (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Link to Part 1

Link to Part 2

Link to Part 3


"We generally believe you can just see anything in markets. I mean, it's just extraordinary what happens in markets over time. It gets sorted out eventually, but we have seen companies sell for tens of billion dollars that are worthless. And at times, we have seen things sell for...literally 20 percent or 25 percent of what they were worth. So we have seen and will continue to see everything. It’s just the nature of markets. They produce wild, wild things over time. And the trick is, occasionally, to take advantage of one of those wild things and not to get carried away when other wild things happen because the wild things create their own truth for a while." --Warren Buffett (2000)

Links to some old Ben Graham articles (via Twitter) [H/T @jasonzweigwsj] (LINK)

Mohnish Pabrai interview in The Economic Times (LINK)
The checklist that I created came out of looking at mistakes made by great investors. The single biggest reason why investments don’t work out for investors is leverage. The second biggest reason has to do with a misunderstanding of the comparative advantage of the moat. Then you get to management and ownership and other issues. You might get to environmental or unions and labour and that sort of things. The three really big things are — leverage, moats and management, probably in that order. 
More than money, Berkshire’s Todd Combs coming on Paytm board is the best outcome (LINK)

The Race of Our Lives Revisited (in a nutshell) - Jeremy Grantham (LINK)
In this abridged version of “The Race of Our Lives Revisited” Jeremy Grantham provides a detailed discussion of the long-term, slow-burning problems that threaten us today: climate change, population growth, increasing environmental toxicity.
Citron Research's short thesis on Wayfair (LINK)

Akimbo Podcast: Ignore sunk costs (LINK)

Radiolab Podcast: Baby Blue Blood Drive (LINK)

Does Our Cultural Obsession With Safety Spell the Downfall of Democracy? (LINK)

Fred Rogers: a quiet psychological revolution in children’s television (LINK)
Related book: The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers  
Related documentary: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


"The very best businesses, the really wonderful businesses, require no book value...We want to buy businesses, really, that will deliver more and more cash and not need to retain cash, which is what builds up book value over time. Admittedly, the prices of marketable securities, at any given time, are not a great indication of their intrinsic value. They are far better, though, than the book value of those companies in indicating intrinsic value.... It’s a factor we ignore. We do look at what a company is able to earn on invested assets and what it can earn on incremental invested assets. But the book value, we do not give a thought to." --Warren Buffett (2000)

A Jolt To The Jugular! You’re Insured But Still Owe $109K For Your Heart Attack [H/T @RosenthalHealth] (LINK)

Submerging Markets Got You Down? Reflexivity Explains Why (LINK)

Uber’s Bundles - by Ben Thompson (LINK)

Charles Wagner’s 100-Year-Old Warning About Social Media - by Cal Newport (LINK)

Invest Like the Best Podcast: Elad Gil – How to Identify Interesting Markets (LINK)
Related book: High Growth Handbook
The Art of Manliness Podcast: How to Achieve Hyperfocus – Chris Bailey (LINK)
Related book: Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction
5 decades after his death, George Gamow’s contributions to science survive (LINK)
Related book: My World Line: An Informal Autobiography - by George Gamow
When Conservation Backfires - by Ed Yong (LINK)

Monday, August 27, 2018


Berkshire Hathaway buys a stake in India's largest digital payments company (LINK)

A Primer on Utilities (LINK)

How TripAdvisor changed travel (LINK)

10 Things You May Not Know About the Great Depression - by Ben Carlson (LINK)

Dear Investor, That Cocky Voice in Your Head Is Wrong - by Jason Zweig (LINK)

Chicago’s New Idea to Fix Its Pension Deficit? Take On More Debt ($) (LINK)

How Two Musk Decisions in 2016 Put Tesla Into Trouble - by Charley Grant ($) (LINK)

Never Mind, Tesla’s Not Going Private (LINK)

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction and Negative Churn - by Tren Griffin (LINK)

Small-town Ingenuity Is Making Gigabit Broadband a Reality (LINK)

What Is Quantum Computing? The Complete WIRED Guide (LINK)

Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox, on The Tim Ferriss Show (podcast) (LINK)

Online Bettors Can Sniff Out Weak Psychology Studies - by Ed Yong (LINK)


For Audible members, Audible's latest sale has some titles of note for $5.95 [And if you're not a member, and haven't yet done a free trial, you can get a free trial and 2 free audiobook credits by signing up HERE.]. The titles that stood out to me in this sale:

The Everything Store

Sam Walton: Made in America

When Breath Becomes Air

Option B


Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

Smarter Faster Better

So Good They Can't Ignore You

Deep Work

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

The Four

Political Order and Political Decay

Discrimination and Disparities



Make Your Bed

Thursday, August 23, 2018


"I think if you have very unreasonable expectations of life, it makes life much more miserable. Much better to get your expectations within reason. It’s much easier to reduce expectations to some reasonable level than it is to get superhuman achievements." --Charlie Munger

It’s Not Supposed to be Easy: How Oaktree Strives to Add Value in Uncertain Times (LINK) [From a couple of months ago.]

Who Killed Toys ‘R’ Us? Hint: It Wasn’t Only Amazon ($) (LINK)

The Yield of an Empire - by Jamie Catherwood (LINK)

A Brief Summary of the Social Media Reform Movement - by Cal Newport (LINK)

American Innovations Podcast: The Future Of | Predicting the Future | 4 (LINK)

Legendary Coach John Wooden’s Secrets of Leadership (The Art of Manliness podcast) (LINK)

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks with Joe Rogan (podcast) (LINK)

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely (LINK)
In a limestone cave nestled high above the Anuy River in Siberia, scientists have discovered the fossil of an extraordinary human hybrid. 
The 90,000-year-old bone fragment came from a female whose mother was Neanderthal, according to an analysis of DNA discovered inside it. But her father was not: He belonged to another branch of ancient humanity known as the Denisovans. 
Scientists have been recovering genomes from ancient human fossils for just over a decade. Now, with the discovery of a Neanderthal-Denisovan hybrid, the world as it was tens of thousands of years ago is coming into remarkable new focus: home to a marvelous range of human diversity.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


"We don’t understand what currencies are going to do week-to-week or month-to-month or year-to-year. And we always try to figure on what — focus on what’s knowable and what’s important. Now, currency might be important, but we don’t think it’s knowable. Other things are unimportant, but knowable. But what really counts is what’s knowable and important." --Warren Buffett (2000)

Looking back at Warren Buffett's March 9, 2009 comments on Wells Fargo and American Express (LINK)

What I learned from a teacher of refugees - By Bill Gates (LINK)

Venezuelans Skeptical of Maduro’s Latest Measures to Salvage Economy ($) (LINK)

Radiolab Podcast: Post No Evil [H/T @antoniogm] (LINK)
Back in 2008 Facebook began writing a document. It was a constitution of sorts, laying out what could and what couldn’t be posted on the site. Back then, the rules were simple, outlawing nudity and gore. Today, they’re anything but. 
Why Everyone Should Watch Less News - by Ryan Holiday (LINK)

Rare Earth Elements are Crucial to Modern Society. So, What Are They? (LINK)

"We have a willful agnosticism on all kinds of things. And that makes us concentrate on certain other things. This is a very good way to think, if you’re as lazy as we are." --Charlie Munger

Tuesday, August 21, 2018


"[Charlie and I] don’t consider ourselves...richer or poorer based on what the stock does. We do feel richer or poorer based on what the business does. So we look at the business as to how much we’re worth. And we do not look at the stock price, because the stock price doesn’t mean a thing to us....  We think of it as a private business, basically, for which there’s a quotation. And if it’s handy to use that quotation, either in buying more stock or something of the sort, we may do it. But it does not govern our ideas of value." --Warren Buffett

Paul Singer, Doomsday Investor [H/T Linc] (LINK)

JP Morgan to unveil new investing app with an eye-catching, disruptive price: Free (LINK)

Steven Romick's Q2 Letter (LINK)

Invest Like the Best Podcast: What You Learn About Business After 12,000 Deals Reviewed, 1,500 Deep Dives, 125 Site Visits, and 7 Portfolio Companies, w/ Brent Beshore (LINK)

Evanescent boundaries - by Seth Godin (LINK)

"Generally, I would say that if you have a lot of lovely wealth in a form that makes you comfortable, and somebody down the street has found a way to make money a lot faster, in a way you don’t understand, you should not be made miserable by that process. There are worse things in life than being left behind in possession of a lot of lovely money." --Charlie Munger

Monday, August 20, 2018


"We will never buy anything we don’t think we understand. And our definition of understanding is thinking that we have a reasonable probability of being able to assess where the business will be in 10 years." --Warren Buffett

A Short History of Emerging Market Corrections & Bear Markets - by Ben Carlson (LINK)

Thoughts from my recent Beijing trip - by Bill Bishop (LINK)

What Your Car Knows About You ($) (LINK)

Venezuela Adds to Chaos With One of Biggest Currency Devaluations Ever (LINK)

Turkey, Emerging Markets, and Your Portfolio (LINK)

Elad Gil on the Recode Decode Podcast (LINK)
Related book: High Growth Handbook

Saturday, August 18, 2018


"A business with something glorious underneath, disguised by terrible numbers that cause cutoff points in other people’s minds, is ideal for us, if we can figure it out." --Charlie Munger

Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil (LINK)

The Art of Self-Control - by Ben Carlson (LINK)

Raoul Pal on Turkey (podcast) (LINK)

Two billion years ago, Andromeda ate the Milky Way’s sibling - by Phil Plait (LINK)

Thursday, August 16, 2018


"I think it’s the nature of things that some businesses die. It’s also in the nature of things that, in some cases, you shouldn’t fight it. There is no logical answer, in some cases, except to wring the money out and go elsewhere." --Charlie Munger

Baupost's Tesla Convertible Bonds Are Said to Be Bearish Wager [H/T Linc] (LINK)

‘Mega-Round’ investors shower start-ups with millions [H/T Matt] (LINK)

A trade war won’t fix Turkey - by Sebastian Mallaby (LINK)

Deja Vu In Turkey: Currency Crisis and Corporate Insanity! - by Aswath Damodaran (LINK)

The Bank for International Settlements has an interesting tool: Which banks are the largest creditors to a particular country? (video) (LINK)

Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup? (LINK)

Joe Moglia: Double Reinvention: From Football Coach to CEO of TD Ameritrade & Back to Football (The James Altucher Show) (LINK)

Ryan Holiday's Ultimate List Of Books To Base Your Life On (LINK)

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer - by Ed Yong (LINK)

Scientists Finally Crack Wheat’s Absurdly Complex Genome - by Ed Yong (LINK)

An Unprecedented Look at a Young Woman’s Face Transplant [H/T @Atul_Gawande] (LINK)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


"Competency is a relative concept.... What I needed to get ahead was to compete against idiots, and luckily there’s a large supply." --Charlie Munger

Not enough people are paying attention to this economic trend - By Bill Gates (LINK)
Related book: Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
Are diesel’s days numbered? A view from a trip to BYD’s electric bus factory [H/T Linc] (LINK)

The Trajectory of Great Ideas - by Morgan Housel (LINK)

Lies, Damned Lies, And Heuristics [H/T @jasonzweigwsj] (LINK)

How a Billion-Dollar Autonomous Vehicle Startup Lost Its Way [H/T @wolfejosh] (LINK)
Troubles at lidar company Quanergy point to difficulties in a highly-hyped industry.
What a Grieving Orca Tells Us - by Ed Yong (LINK)

A talk by Benjamin Grant -- Overview: Earth and Civilization in the Macroscope (video) (LINK)
Related book: Overview: A New Perspective of Earth

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


"I’ve always said that the way to get a reputation for being a good businessman is to buy a good business.... It’s much easier than taking a lousy business...and showing how wonderful you are at it, because I haven’t seen that done very often." --Warren Buffett

The Race of Our Lives Revisited  - by Jeremy Grantham (LINK)
As a follow on to the original “Race of Our Lives” as part of the GMO Quarterly Letter from April 2013, Jeremy Grantham provides a detailed discussion of the long-term, slow-burning problems that threaten us today: climate change, population growth, increasing environmental toxicity. The piece focuses on the impact of all these three on the future ability to feed the 11 billion people projected for 2100, and highlights the severe implications of these issues if they are not resolved. One material advantage in addressing these issues is in the accelerating burst of green technologies, which may in the future be able to offset much of the accelerating damage from climate change and other problems. Yet despite these surprising technological advances, we have still been losing ground for the last few decades, particularly in the last few years. Somehow or other we must find a way to do better. We will need all the leadership, all the science and engineering, all the effort, and all the luck we can muster to win this race. It really is the race of our lives.
Facebook’s Story Problem — and Opportunity - by Ben Thompson (LINK)

Can The SEC Model Help Cure American Democracy? - by Carson Block (LINK)

The BABA 20-F....Financial Comedy Gold!! [H/T @wolfejosh] (LINK)

Turkey’s Growing Pains - by Peter Zeihan (LINK)

Latticework of Mental Models: Lollapalooza Effect (LINK)

5 Mental Models to Remove (Some of) the Confusion from Parenting (LINK)

Invest Like the Best Podcast: Boyd Varty – Track Your Life (LINK)

NASA launches a probe to study the most dangerous star in the sky: The Sun (LINK)

How To Read More Books — A Lot More - by Ryan Holiday (LINK)

Book of the day [H/T 25iq]: The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue – by Robbie Kellman Baxter

Sunday, August 12, 2018


The Leader of the Future: Why Sergio Marchionne Fit the Profile ($) (LINK)

John Morgan: Operating With An Ace Up His Sleeve (LINK)

The Broyhill Mid-Year Letter (LINK)

The Equilibrium Delusion - by Frank Martin (LINK)

13D Research: Investors are desperately trying to cut through the glut of information in search of meaning and knowledge (LINK)

How Subscription Business Models are Changing Business and Investing (the Microeconomics of Subscriptions) - by Tren Griffin (LINK)

The 21 Uncomfortable Truths That I Have Learned About the Travel Industry - by Rafat Ali (LINK)

a16z Podcast: The Basics of Growth — User Acquisition (LINK)

a16z Podcast: The Basics of Growth — Engagement & Retention (LINK)

Masters in Business podcast: Lee Cooperman of Omega Advisors (LINK)

Thursday, August 9, 2018


The Dangers of Persistence - by Vishal Khandelwal (LINK)

The above reminded me of a Kahneman quote worth frequently thinking about:
"When I work I have no sunk costs. I like changing my mind. Some people really don’t like it but for me changing my mind is a thrill. It’s an indication that I’m learning something. So I have no sunk costs in the sense that I can walk away from an idea that I’ve worked on for a year if I can see a better idea. It’s a good attitude for a researcher. The main track that young researchers fall into is sunk costs. They get to work on a project that doesn’t work and that is not promising but they keep at it. I think too much persistence can be bad for you in the intellectual world." --Daniel Kahneman (Source)
Natural Maniacs - by Morgan Housel (LINK)

Musk’s Money Mystery Intrigues SEC (LINK)

American Innovations Podcast: The Future Of | Health | 2 (LINK)

Scientists Take a Harder Look at Genetic Engineering of Human Embryos (LINK)

An Ancient Genetic Quirk Could Doom Whales Today - Ed Yong (LINK)

The Wonder Plant That Could Slash Fertilizer Use - by Ed Yong (LINK)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Rare Charlie Munger and Li Lu Interview - Part I [H/T Linc] (LINK)

Li Lu on Charlie Munger's Greatest Influence (LINK)
I’ve witnessed him recovering from such hard blows one by one. Yet throughout all these blows, I’ve never seen him being pessimistic or desperate. He’s never complained about those terrible blows either. His attitude towards them is to take them as graceful and competent as he can. He’s objective and rational in everything. 
There is a Chinese saying that goes, "One should neither be pleased by external gains, nor be saddened by personal losses." Charlie is one of those people who can achieve such a state of mind.
Patreon Acquires Memberful, An Interview with Patreon CEO Jack Conte and Memberful CEO Drew Strojny (LINK)

Facebook’s Broken Censorship Machine - by Parker Thompson (LINK)

The Knowledge Project Podcast: Thinking in Algorithms (Ali Almossawi) (LINK)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


A previously unpublished interview (until a couple of weeks ago) with Steve Jobs from exactly 10 years ago today (audio and transcript) ($) (LINK)
MR. JOBS: How serious will mobile be relative to desktop is your question.... I think there are a lot of people, and I’m one of them, who believe that mobile’s going to get quite serious because there are things you can do...Obviously, mobile’s with you all the time, but there’s services you can provide with mobile that obviously are not relevant on a desktop, such as location-based services integrated into your application. 
They can be mighty useful and we’re just at the tip of that. That’s going to be huge, I think.
Why the Most Important Idea in Behavioral Decision-Making Is a Fallacy - by David Gal (LINK)
The popular idea that avoiding losses is a bigger motivator than achieving gains is not supported by the evidence
New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting (LINK)

China Thoughts and the Circle of Competence - by John Huber (LINK)

Country Risk: A Midyear Update for 2018 - by Aswath Damodaran (LINK)

Strategy vs. Tactics: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter? (LINK)

Big Questions with Cal Fussman (podcast) -- Jocko Willink: On Going to War with Your Weaknesses (LINK)

Women More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks If Treated by Female Doctors - by Ed Yong (LINK)

Monday, August 6, 2018


GMO Quarterly Letter: Emerging Markets—No Reward Without Risk (LINK)

The Incredible Story of Gert Boyle and Columbia Sportswear (LINK)

For Real Vision subscribers, Jean-Marie Eveillard makes an appearance in a chat with Jim Grant (LINK) [If you're not a subscriber and would to join or take a free trial, you can sign up HERE.]

Lessons from Michael Batnick (Big Mistakes) - by Tren Griffin (LINK)
Related book: Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments
Worth paying for - by Seth Godin (LINK)
When you bring a product or service to the free market, the market decides what it’s worth. If you don’t want to be treated like a commodity (a race to the bottom), there are two paths: 
Through scarcity: This is worth extra because there’s not a lot of it or we’re the only one who’s got it. 
Through connection: This is worth extra because everyone else is already using it. 
A little or a lot.
a16z Podcast: Earned Secrets (LINK)
What does it really take to start a startup (or work at one)? In this episode of the a16z Podcast — based on a Q&A with Ben Horowitz as part of an event hosted by a16z’s Technical Talent and People Practices team for a16z portfolio company summer interns 2018 — Ben shares quick thoughts and advice geared towards those early in their tech careers.
EconTalk Podcast: Frank Dikotter on Mao's Great Famine (LINK)
Related book: Mao's Great Famine
The Art of Manliness Podcast: The Life of a Dragon — The Untold Story of Bruce Lee (LINK)
Related book: Bruce Lee: A Life
Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent - by Peter Brannen (LINK)

Book of the day (will be released next month): 21 Lessons for the 21st Century - by Yuval Noah Harari

Friday, August 3, 2018


"Some of the worst business decisions I’ve ever seen are those that are done with a lot of formal projections and discounts back.... The trouble is that you get to believe the figures. And it seems that the higher mathematics, with more false precision, should help you. But it doesn’t. The effects, averaged out, are negative when you try and formalize it to the degree you’re talking about." --Charlie Munger

"It’s a terrible mistake to think that mathematics will take you a long place in investing. You have to understand certain aspects of mathematics. But you don’t have to understand higher mathematics. And higher mathematics may actually be dangerous and it will lead you down pathways that are better left untrod." --Warren Buffett

Appealing Fictions - by Morgan Housel (LINK)

The Behavioral Science Behind "Share A Coke" (LINK)

On-Stage Videos from Skift Tech Forum 2018 (LINK)

Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress, on the Recode Decode Podcast (LINK)

Adam Fisher on the Recode Decode Podcast discussing his book Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (LINK)

Alain de Botton chats with Krista Tippett (podcast) (LINK)

Diverse genome study upends understanding of how language evolved (LINK)

Sex Makes Naked Mole Rats Live Longer (LINK)

Thursday, August 2, 2018


The Amazing Story of the Car Bumper King - by Ian Cassel (LINK)
In November 2011, Shahid Khan bought the Jacksonville Jaguars for $770 million. He was the first ethnic minority to own a team in the NFL. Forbes lists Shahid Khan’s net worth at $7.4 billion. 
Who is Shahid Khan?
John Hempton's thoughts on Xero (LINK)
I was quoted in the Australian Financial Review on Monday stating that Xero is the only Australian company with the potential to be a $100 billion global tech behemoth. 
As the market cap is less than USD5 billion now I am saying a 20 bagger is possible.
Greenlight Capital's Q2 Investor Letter (LINK)

Reversing Trends at the RVIA? - by Frank K. Martin (LINK)

American Innovations Podcast: The Future Of | Food | 1 (LINK)

Tom Peters on The Art of Manliness Podcast discussing his book The Excellence Dividend (LINK)

The European Union rejected genome edited crops - by Matt Ridley (LINK)

Double Hubble Planets - by Phil Plait (LINK)