Things To Read

I spend most of my free time (…time in general) reading something.

Economics and Finance

   The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency

“Mercer is the co-C.E.O. of Renaissance Technologies, which is among the most profitable hedge funds in the country. A brilliant computer scientist, he helped transform the financial industry through the innovative use of trading algorithms.”

RenTech is pretty fascinating in general so this may be of interest to you.

Recommend the Fall 2012 and Winter 2015 issues of Graham and Doddsville with Royce Associates and Corsair Capital


Not Guilty by Association: Why the Taint of Their Blank Check Predecessors Should Not Stunt the Growth of Modern Special Purpose Acquisition Companies  

Equitable Growth in Conversation: an interview with William A. Darity Jr. (“Sandy”) of Duke University

How to Give a Cool Appraisal to Hot Economics Studies

Mortgage Rates at 2 Week Lows Amid Political Uncertainty

Housing: Upside and Downside Risks


National Security

The Rise of the Autocrats

Few Observations on Wikileaks and Vault7: Hacking at the CIA

Why Strategies Disappoint—and How to Fix Them

Assessing the Third Offset Strategy

Tracking the Trends and Numbers: Islam, Terrorism, Stability, and Conflict in the Middle East




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