This week’s highlights: Roth IRAs, Mark Cuban, and Hiccups
Original Content this week:
- Death’s Perspective on a Booming Housing Market What can we learn from the end of life as we enter into a strong housing market?
Food for Thought
- WSJ – How I Liberated My College Classroom In these polarized times, this feels like what a path forward is most likely to look like. “I created a special seminar to discuss controversial issues freely, and the results were eye-opening.”
- NBJ – Nashville sees second-biggest wave of tech migration, behind Austin
- WashPo – Soon, the NCAA as we know it will no longer exist. Good riddance. SCOTUS got this right in my opinion
- A16Z – Technology Saves the World
- ProPublica – Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank – This is pretty fascinating – Thiel was able to sell shares of Paypal for $0.0001 per share to his Roth IRA while Paypal was a startup
- SR – Inner Game with Steve Cohen – This is the first long interview I have ever seen with the hedge fund manager
- CNBC – How Roku used the Netflix playbook to beat bigger players and rule streaming video
- Honestly – Mark Cuban on Being Rich – Great podcast interivew
- WashPo – Retail workers are quitting at record rates for higher-paying work: ‘My life isn’t worth a dead-end job’
Culture / Arts/ Tech / Science
- Gizmodo – Drinking From This Special Straw Promises to Cure the Hiccups 90% of the Time
- PopularMechanics – Hey, There’s a Second Brain in Your Gut And now scientists know how it works.
- WashPo – The Fast and Furious franchise ranked, from worst to best Is it even summer if there isn’t a F&F movie out?
- QZ – Why Are People Getting Worse at “The Price Is Right”?
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