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Don’t die: an interview with Bryan Johnson.

“Bryan was disgusting, I was told. “A freak.” A blood sucking, overly-estrogenized bug man. His quest to “live forever” was “demonic,” the seething Twitter trads have long declared. Too online. Dangerous. “Nobody should give this man a platform.” I couldn’t […]

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Patrick McKenzie and Tyler Cowen in conversation.

Here’s a run-on sentence: “Tyler sat down with Patrick to discuss signature fields on the back of credit cards, whether bank tellers or waitstaff are more trustworthy, the gremlins behind spurious credit card declines, how debt collection and maple syrup […]

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A conversation with Charlie Munger.

This was published shortly before the famous investor’s recent passing. One excerpt: “Berkshire is pretty extreme in culture. We are deeply aware of how bureaucracies tend to create their own internal dynamics so that everybody protects everybody else and nobody […]

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Byrne Hobart, the unlikely oracle.

“So, with the goal of attracting enough buzz to help him land writing gigs, he doubled down on writing his newsletter, then a substack on tech and finance, with an audience of around 1200, largely made of tech and startup […]

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Joshua Kushner.

His firm, Thrive Capital, manages over $5 billion, up from $40 million when he started it. “Kushner’s firm won over top Silicon Valley CEOs, from OpenAI to Instagram, in record time. Insiders detail how he paved a path outside his […]

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Bridgewater had believability issues.

One of the funniest finance columnists of our age, Matt Levine, explains Bridgewater through the lens of Rob Copeland’s new book The Fund. “Copeland’s thesis is essentially that the “radical transparency” stuff is fake and Bridgewater is a pure cult of […]

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Jane Stafford pioneered the field of science reporting.

Presented without irony, despite the link above warning you to remain skeptical of science reporting. “To their credit and to the benefit of millions of readers, a group of accomplished women at a small Washington, DC-based science news organization—the Science […]