Morning Reads for Friday, June 24th!

On this date in history, the United States Government released its Roswell Incident report, claiming that the aliens people claimed to have seen were merely life-sized dummies and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is found guilty of abusing his power and having sex with an underage prostitute, and is sentenced to seven years in prison. Also, Georgia’s John Isner won the longest match in professional tennis history. It was also the first day of the Berlin Blockade, and thus eventual Airlift, pictured above.

Your Morning (just about) Reads!

  • Inside Trump’s Most Valuable Tower: Felons, Dictators and Girl Scouts (Bloomberg)
  • A Lottery Lawyer Explains What You Should Do if You Hit the Jackpot (Vice)
  • TV Advertising’s Surprising Strength — And Inevitable Fall (Stratechery)
  • Joker in the pack: Recent attacks give a glimpse of the sort of cyber-assault that could bring the world economy to a halt. Better defences are needed (the Economist)
  • The media have reached a turning point in covering Donald Trump. He may not survive it. (Washington Post)
  • Are Solar Panels Just for Rich People? (Priceonomics)
  • Jimmy Johns ends non-compete enforcement (a professional victory for yours truly) (WSJ)
  • Meet the Wall Street Titans Who Support — and Oppose — Trump (New York)
  • To the bright and the rich of Silicon Valley, Trump is a loser (Financial Times); see also Silicon Valley vs. Trump (Financial Times)
  • Survey: Are You Ready for Another Millennial Survey? (Bloomberg)
  • Can Hillary Clinton Turn Red States Blue? (the Atlantic)
  • The Clinton Campaign Seems To Think Pennsylvania Is In The Bag (FiveThirtyEight)
  • New Ron Howard-directed Beatles documentary highlights the band’s formative years (LA Times)
  • The interesting thing that happened when Kansas cut taxes and California hiked them (Washington Post)
  • (I’m going to deep dive on that last one in a post for next week)

 

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