Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.
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Garry Kasparov says not to fear being replaced by intelligent machines (even though IBM’s Deep Blue beat him at chess).
Amazon isn’t the only threat to big brands. Google and Facebook are the prime enablers for today’s micro-brands.
The Verge goes inside Waymo’s driverless car technology.
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.
Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei talks about the changing media landscape in 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.