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The Link #164: [We think we know]
October 7, 2018

“One thing economist John Maynard Keynes failed to predict was that in a mature economy, everyone is employed either at a mattress startup or as a podcaster advertising them.” Relatedly, ZipRecruiter raised a $156M Series B (of which I assume $150M will be spend on podcast ads).

The Chinese supply chain put spy chips into servers used by Apple and Amazon. Or maybe not? This one is weird.

A timeline of Amazon’s amazing success. And now, the extent to which they move the macroeconomy is crazy — they’ve raised their minimum wage to $15/hr, but turned us all into constant consumers.

MBA applications are down for the 4th straight year, even at Harvard and Wharton.

People argue both sides, but data would suggest that public companies take a longer-term view than private ones

Follow-ups: SCOTUS declines to hear Khosla’s beachfront case, and Fan Bingbing reemerges, tax scandal in tow.

A perceptual distribution: how good is good?

How to weigh different animals.

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