What We’re Reading – Week of 05/11/2018

Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.



Garry Kasparov says not to fear being replaced by intelligent machines (even though IBM’s Deep Blue beat him at chess).

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Amazon isn’t the only threat to big brands. Google and Facebook are the prime enablers for today’s micro-brands.

Article by Namrata Patel via Medium


The Verge goes inside Waymo’s driverless car technology.

Article via The Verge


Some people will go to extreme measures to block online ads, including installing a special device on their network.  If this became “mainstream,” it would pose a major challenge for ad supported online business models including behemoths Google and Facebook.

Article via Bloomberg


Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei talks about the changing media landscape in Variety.

Article via Variety


Don’t say you weren’t warned.  When push comes to shove, pensions get funded before muni bondholders no matter what the indentures say.  This is going to be a recurring theme in the coming decade.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)