What We’re Reading – Week of 07/04/2014

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


There was an interesting profile of the Wallenbergs in the FT this week. 

Article via FT ($)


Facebook toys with users emotions in an unannounced psychology experiment.  These guys do like bad publicity regarding user treatment/privacy, don’t they?

Article via Telegraph


Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi says women cannot have it all in a very candid discussion about the sacrifices she has had to make.  Such unusual candor from such a prominent business leader should be applauded (and more common). 

Article via Business Insider


Janet Yellen favors “macroprudential tools” to interest rate increases to deflate rising asset bubbles.  Such tools didn’t really do the job last time if you ask us; market forces are much more powerful than oversight.

Speech via Federal Reserve


Bob Rodriguez of FPA gave an interesting speech on the coming reckoning due to entitlements.

Speech via ValueWalk