A Healthy Consumer Means More Retail DisruptionDon’t expect shoppers to stick with the retail incumbents, whether on land or online.Bloomberg, January 27, 2020       The most recent retail sales data provides a glimpse…

Links 1/29/2020

Tesco cat Pumpkin defies Norwich supermarket ‘ban’ BBC (David L) Another southern resident orca feared dead Seattle Times (Chuck L) Revenge of the albatross: seabirds expose illicit fishing PhysOrg (Robert M) Scottish scientists use radioactive…

Visualizing the Expanse of the ETF UniverseSource: Visual Capitalist     It’s the last day of the giant Inside ETFs conference. Josh does a nice job explaining how ETFs shifted from being the upstart product…

Yves here. Even though this article discusses the fertilizer-created dead zone as a crisis for Gulf of Mexico shrimpers, this is a manifestation of an ecological problem showing up in other forms around the world.…

Yves here. I’ve steered away from featuring posts on abortion because in the US, they are typically places in the “women’s rights” frame, when far too many self-styled feminists have sat pat as the right…

While the changes in top incomes, and in particular the rising income share of top earners in many countries, has received enormous attention in recent years, one important aspect of these developments has received relatively…

  The transcript from this week’s MiB: Barbara Tversky, Cognitive Psychologist, is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on Apple iTunes, Overcast, Spotify, Google, Bloomberg, and Stitcher. All of our earlier podcasts…