They informed, educated and entertained me; articles from the last few days. 1.

What has distracted me from working whilst dunking my plain chocolate oaties into a frothy cup full of Columbia’s  finest export.

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Many of my post links are from the USA. I find they are excellent at informing
me on so many subjects and are regularly ahead of the curve when it
comes to the particular topic of discussion.They frequently address a
subject that is highly relevant to the UK but has yet to be broached in
any meaningful form on this side of the Atlantic. The depth of the
articles are also highly commendable.

The British origins of the US endowment model Vox
On the Tendency of Large Market Losses to Occur in Succession Hussman

A New Euro Crisis Breaking Views

The Elusive Fifth Order Rainbow Has Been Photographed for the First Time Motherboard
Paean to pure unfettered capitalism Exernomics

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company Quartz

Breaking the rules The economist

Driving in Circles Slate
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.