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The Week’s Top Articles – 03/20/15

“Discard the junk…you are far better off to read a much smaller amount of good material with care and thoughtfulness.”
– Barton Biggs

Food for Thought:

Business/Economics/Investing:

Life/Culture/Art/Science:

  • AOM – How to Wear Pink, Like a Man.  Spring is around the corner…
  • GatesNotes – Have You Hugged a Concrete Pillar Today?  Concrete is the foundation (literally) for the massive expansion of urban areas of the past several decades, which has been a big factor in cutting the rate of extreme poverty in half since 1990. In 1950, the world made roughly as much steel as cement (a key ingredient in concrete); by 2010, steel production had grown by a factor of 8, but cement had gone up by a factor of 25.
  • Outside – Inside the Mad, Mad World of TripAdvisor Research almost any travel destination and you’ll probably wind up on travel-industry Goliath, where passionate people praise and denounce everything from romantic getaways to cockroach-infested hotel rooms. But who can you trust?

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