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The top of today’s reading list is about corruption and malinvestment in China’s affordable housing program…….. and the last article reports on the unusual appreciation of the Euro against the U.S. dollar.
- China’s affordable housing fail (Unconventional Economist, Macro Business)
“…instead of curbing property values, the scheme instead appears to have become a hotbed of corruption, with malinvestment seemingly the order of the day.”
- Biology’s Brave New World (Laurie Garrett, Foreign Affairs) Whether you call it 4-D printing or playing God, this biological technology is both thrilling and scary.
- Life on Earth Was Not a Fluke (Andrew Bissette, Scientific American)
- College Debt: Kiss Your Retirement Goodbye (Eric McWhinnie, Wall Street Cheat Sheet) High college debt will delay retirement for many.
- Does Studying Economics Breed Greed? (Adam Grant, Salon) Is economics the douche bag profession?
- China Killed Your Dog. Are You Next? (Adam Minter, Bloomberg)
- Did Monetary Policy Cause the Recovery? (John Hussman, Advisor Perspectives) John Hussman has contributed to Global Economic Intersection.
- Textbooks at Houston charter schools use existence of Loch Ness Monster to disprove evolutionary theory (Scott Kaufman, The Raw Story) Hat tip to Roger Erickson. And Hitler created the Holocaust because of a belief in evolution.
- The Euro Has Been Acting Weird (Sam Ro, Business Insider)