Aliens, Pruitt’s Farewell and Feeling the Heat

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My long-holiday-weekend morning reads:

  • If You Say Something Is “Likely,” How Likely Do People Think It Is? (Harvard Business Review)
  • Vanguard’s Not the Only Threat to Active Managers (Bloomberg Opinion)
  • To invert or not to invert? That is the Fed’s question (MarketWatch)
  • Last year Americans spent $69.5 billion on their pets (New York Times)
  • What Finally Did in Scott Pruitt? (the Atlantic); see also Scott Pruitt’s exit shows the enduring value of hard-hitting journalism (CNN)
  • “Intel … was disrupted” (Learning By Shipping)
  • The Brexit Short: How Hedge Funds Used Private Polls to Make Millions (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • Disposable America: A history of modern capitalism from the perspective of the straw. Seriously. (the Atlantic)
  • Why haven’t we found aliens yet? (Vox)
  • Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week (Washington Post)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Paul Vigna about crypto and blockchain. Vigna is the co-author of “The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order and this year’s “The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything.”

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Aliens, Pruitt’s Farewell and Feeling the Heat

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