Sunday, April 6, 2014

Something to Know - 6 April

Jack Ohman

1.  Much ado about the Subject of Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis, and the somewhat stinky high-frequency trading going on.   If you are like me, why spend money on a book that has Michael Lewis on every media channel hawking his work.  Anyway, until the Kindle price goes down, and it is more available at the library, why not just read an in-depth article like this one, and gain more insight for nothing:

2.  The industrial behemoth of China's economy is fraught with the careless and poisonous output of pollution.  Much of China's sustainable economy will be based on the health of its citizenry.  For the moment, that is not a pretty prospect:

There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
--W. C. Fields

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