Top 5 Reads of the Week | May 1, 2019

Top 5 Reads of the Week | NYTWomen Did Everything Right. Then
Work Got ‘Greedy.’

by Claire Cain Miller | The New York Times

“This is not about educated women opting out of work (they are the least likely to stop working after having children, even if they move to less demanding jobs). It’s about how the nature of work has changed in ways that push couples who have equal career potential to take on unequal roles…Women don’t step back from work because they have rich husbands, she said. They have rich husbands because they step back from work.”

Top 5 Reads of the Week | Dollars and DataThe Problem With Most Financial Advice
by Nick Maggiulli | Of Dollars and Data

“This is why the personal finance industry loves the “cut your lattes and get rich” style of advice. They love it because it opens a new door in a world where the other door (high income) is closed for most people. It makes the dream seem attainable. But it’s all bullshit.”


Top 5 Reads of the Week | Milken InstituteBig Tech’s Invasion of Banking
by Dan Murphy | Milken Institute Review

“According to the World Bank, 1.7 billion adults still lack a bank or mobile money account. Many of these excluded citizens lack a credit history or proximity to a brick-and-mortar bank branch, but do own mobile phones and have access to the internet. If a big tech company can bring banking to these citizens, so the argument goes, why not welcome them?”

Top 5 Reads of the Week | Collaborative FundYou Played Yourself
by Morgan Housel | Collaborative Fund

“Behavioral finance for most of us is the study of little mind tricks we play on ourselves. Everyone knows the big ones: confirmation bias, overconfidence, anchoring. But there are dozens of other examples of people playing themselves. A few of the lesser-known ones I find fascinating.”


Top 5 Reads of the Week | Bloomberg

Zapping Nuclear Waste in Minutes Is
Nobel Winner’s Holy Grail Quest

by Helene Fouquet, Vidya N Root, Hayley Warren | Bloomberg

“The process he and Tajima are working on is called transmutation, which involves changing the composition of an atom’s nucleus by bombarding it with a laser. “It’s like karate—you deliver a very strong force in a very, very brief moment,” said Mourou, wearing the golden pin of the Nobel Prize on his lapel.”