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What We’re Reading – Week of 05/15/2015

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

This profile of Marc Andreessen helps explain the madness of venture capital (VC) investing.  It is a long but worthwhile read if you want a picture of what exactly is going on in Silicon Valley.

Article via the New Yorker

 

There is a shortage of U.S. Treasury Bills.

Article via Bloomberg

 

The problem with economics:  Supposedly Irrelevant Factors (SIFs) matter a lot and economists often ignore them.

Article via New York Times ($)

 

Facebook flexes its muscles with publishers.

Article via Forbes

 

Are the Fed training wheels off the markets?

Article via Wall Street Journal Blog

 

What is driving declining productivity growth, is it weak investment or people wasting time online (maybe both)?

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

You know it’s an era of easy money when 10 pieces of art are “worth” $800 million. 

Article via Bloomberg

 

Six lessons learned from the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

Blog Post via Clear Eyes Investing