Some readings of last week

Brazilian Soccer Is Too Big To Fail
to understand Brazil’s economic woes…
Deutsche Bank slashes commodity trading operations
commodities business has become completely unattractive for banks?
What Are Traffic Waves and Why Do They Happen So Much?
how awesome would be a world with no human drivers!
Attention, Protestors: You’re Probably Part of the 1%
how much do you need to earn to be among the top 1% of the world? U$34,000.
Peter Lynch’s interview with Charlie Rose
legendary investor Peter Lynch sat down for a rare interview with Charlie Rose
a tool for liberating data tables trapped inside PDF files.
GM Maize
a journal has retracted a paper about genetically modified maize after a storm of criticism.
Would you rather have Brazil’s economic problems or America’s ?
…so you, american fellows, can fell better about your country and sorry for us.
The Insanity of Our Food Policy
Nobel winner Joseph Stiglitz criticizes farm subsidies in the NYT
Venezuela gold deal with Goldman Sachs
Venezuela is in serious trouble, so serious that it made a deal with Goldman Sachs. A beautiful free market story.
Hugh Hendry Throws In The Bearish Towel: His Full Must-Read Letter
one should always hear what Hugh Hendry has to say, and he has turned bullish.
Thirty-five years of dry spells
1979 to 2012 , an interactive  map showing the percentage deviation from average annual rainfall everywhere in the world.