10 Weekend Reading – The Big Picture

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of frothy coffee, grab a seat in the canoe, and get ready for our weekend long-form read:

How effective altruism has gone from a niche movement to a billion-dollar force: Effective philanthropy has gone mainstream. Where does that leave it? (Vox)

The Revenge of the Human: How Astute Managers Can Crush the Systematics: Prudent managers rush to incorporate new data sets, but lack understanding of how to analyze their effectiveness and, more importantly, how to incorporate them into their discretionary trading processes. (LinkedIn)

New York is reeling from the worst of the pandemic. Why not San Francisco? Despite San Francisco’s relative public health success and New York’s disaster, East Coast metropolises are emerging stronger. In 2022, more people are moving to Manhattan than before the pandemic, in stark contrast to the other four New York boroughs and San Francisco, which are still seeing net losses, according to U.S. Postal Service change of address data. (San Francisco Chronicle)

The gun industry has created a new consumer. Now it’s killing us. Good marketing is supposed to generate demand. Bad firearms marketing has given us a national nightmare. (Atlantic)

‘Find the smartest technologist in the company and make them CEO’: In the first episode of the new The Quarterly Interview: Provocations to Ponder series, Silicon Valley’s Marc Andreessen tackles tech trends like artificial intelligence, crypto, and Web3—and why incumbents still have a hard time competing with digital start-ups. (McKinsey)

Are there any good use cases for Crypto? Besides enriching the VCs of course. (NAT’s Crypto Newsletter)

The Semiotics of the Dog: In all its baroque and sometimes cruelly exaggerated forms, the dog is a major symbol of both human hope and failure (Aeon).

Five states will decide whether the 2024 elections can be stolen: Politicians who dispute the outcome of the 2020 presidential election are on the ballot this year for offices that could determine how the 2024 election is decided in swing states — regardless of what voters want. (Bloomberg)

30 Things You May Miss About Donald Trump As President Trump’s presidency may be best remembered for its disastrous consequences. But his four years as president also changed American policy, more quietly. We asked POLITICO’s best-in-class policy reporters to recap some of the ways Trump changed the country while in office, for better or worse. (politics) see more Inside the war between Trump and his generals How the Pentagon’s Mark Milley and others handled the national-security threat posed by their own commander-in-chief. (The New Yorker)

The Double Life of the American Lake Monster: In the Great Lakes, sea lampreys are a menace. In Europe, they are an endangered cultural treasure. Can biologists suppress and save the species? (of wire)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Ken Tropin, chairman and founder of Graham Capital Management, a multi-strategy quantitative hedge fund managing $17.2 billion. Previously, he was at hedge fund John W. Was president and CEO of Henry & Company, working with legendary businessmen such as John Henry and Paul Tudor Jones.

How Americans feel about contraception and privacy rights

Source: Five Thirty Eight

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