Welcome to the end of the week and another edition of Happy Hour. Here’s some things I’ve read the past few days.
No, I’m not telling you eat broccoli. But apparently this vegetable could make an impact on the Supreme Court’s decision on the health care law. The article attempts to trace the broccoli argument to its original source while explaining it along the way. Whatever the Supreme Court decides on health care, it’ll be rooted in whether the government can force people to buy a specific product. Funny, all I could thing about was Dana Carvey doing the Choppin Broccoli SNL skit.
Moneyball For The NBA
If you’ve ever seen Moneyball, you’ll understand this article about building a championship NBA team. A really smart student at Stanford put a bunch of basketball statistics into a software program built to understand cancer, diabetes and oil spills better. Makes sense. It spit out a bunch of data that says the perfect NBA team can be built based around 13 key positions. Some interesting stuff that could change how general managers build NBA teams.
- Is Adding More Banker and Politician Bailouts the Answer? – An interesting take on the European crisis using something even I can understand, a credit card analogy
- Passive Value Investing: Screening for Bargains – For the value investors and stock screeners out there. An extensive guide on using stock screens and setting them up from a value perspective. An excellent screener resource.
- Why Smart People Are Stupid – I don’t write the titles, I just read them and the article makes its point.