What We’re Reading – Week of 05/23/2014

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


We often wondered how long Deutsche Bank could stay levered 28:1 without raising capital?  The answer: not long. European banks still need more capital for those not paying attention. 

Article via Forbes



In investing as in life, our biggest fears often don’t accurately reflect the true risks we face.

Article via Bloomberg



Industrial farming means more than just huge fields.  Could growing indoors under LEDs be a future yield improvement driver as urbanization continues globally?

Article via The Economist ($)



Giving skilled foreign workers visas also lifts pay for natives– another reason to support better immigration policies.

Paper via Institute for the Study of Labor