Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.
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Investors hunt for permanent capital to provide them with a competitive advantage.
There is a healthy debate about how well Texas will weather the storm brought by plunging oil prices.
Data from your smart phone can help diagnose health issues – but also brings privacy concerns.
A profile of activist investor du jour, Bill Ackman.
Eight years after Europe did it, the FDA is finally paving the way for generic biological drugs. Could the FDA be partly responsible for the unusually high cost of care in the United States?
Peer to peer insurance: a new twist on the old mutual insurance model.
Kyle Bass plans to invalidate big pharma patents and save consumers money (while making some for himself via shorts of the companies whose patents he plans to invalidate). This idea definitely takes the concept of “activist shorting” to a whole new level.
TaKaDu uses software and sensors to prevent water leaks in Israel. Conservation is one solution to resource scarcity.