September Reading Summary

My September Reading List

I seem to publish these at the end of each month, so consider this the October reading list if that’s more clickbaity …

The Complete and Utter Failure of Anti-Money-Laundering Laws

400 Microsoft Employees Share their Salary Data with Each other, then something interesting happens.

This Chinese company will fly you to China to teach English

Is WeWork a Fraud? — Very provocative, no way to validate these claims but worth reading.

Rethinking Animal-Based Food — will this happen? Probably, but not as soon as they think. 

Nonetheless, we estimate that between 140,000 and 328,000 (mean = 234,000) birds are killed annually by collisions with monopole turbines in the contiguous U.S. We found support for an increase in mortality with increasing turbine hub height and support for differing mortality rates among regions, with per turbine mortality lowest in the Great Plains.

That is from Estimates of bird collision mortality at wind facilities in the contiguous United States

Chinese Central Pork Bank releases millions of frozen pigs to stimulate Chinese demand

Robert Schiller talks about his new book, Narrative Economics

Not that news is true or that our view of the world isn’t already horribly skewed by biases everywhere, but now we have social-media Gerrymandering.

The incredibly well done but fatally flawed YouTube rap battle between the dollar (representing fiat) and bitcoin (representing “sound money”). 

We need a Filmmaker Mode button on our remotes.

How do you Count Countries? I have been to 99 countries, but I’m using my own methodology for counting, which you will find at the bottom of How do you count countries? 

Light Painting with Drones

McKinsey Global Institute on the Future of Work

The Mappedometer— I really like this and use it several times a week. Saves having to buy an Apple watch and track myself in real time. 

This is How We Know there are Two Trillion Galaxies in the Universe — and I thought it was 200 billion, sheesh!

The Sex Professor — I pointed to this last month and still recommend it.