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Assorted links for 10/15/2019

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1. How many NBA players have tweeted in support of Hong Kong? by Tyler Cowen (sports + politics + China) 2. The peculiar bathroom habits of Westerners (culture, BBC) 3. Quantum gold rush: the private funding pouring into quantum start-ups (startups, Nature) 4. But is it science? Theoretical physicists who say the multiverse exists set a dangerous precedent: science based on zero empirical evidence by Jim Baggott (science, aeon)

Assorted links for 09/16/2019

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1. With Harvard as the Backdrop, NBA Players Learn Business from the Best and Brightest (Sports Illustrated) After NBA representives noticed the interest across the league and reached out, Elberse and others put together the mentor-based program that gives athletes insight into the business world by pairing them with second-year MBA students who share similar interests. The program, which started with only NBA players, has been expanded to include players from the WNBA and NFL, […]

Assorted links for 08/24/2019

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1. Starbucks, monetary superpower by JP Koning Starbucks has ~$1.6 billion in ‘stored value card liabilities’ i.e. the Starbucks Card. So ~6% of the firm’s liabilities are comprised of coffee addicts paying 0% for the privilege of lending to their supplier. 2. The cult of Columbine: how an obsession with school shooters led to a murder plot by Rachel Monroe 3. How a Bitter Divorce Battle on Earth Led to Claims of a Crime in […]