Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.
NB: ($) denotes subscription site.
This profile of Marc Andreessen helps explain the madness of venture capital (VC) investing. It is a long but worthwhile read if you want a picture of what exactly is going on in Silicon Valley.
There is a shortage of U.S. Treasury Bills.
The problem with economics: Supposedly Irrelevant Factors (SIFs) matter a lot and economists often ignore them.
Facebook flexes its muscles with publishers.
Are the Fed training wheels off the markets?
What is driving declining productivity growth, is it weak investment or people wasting time online (maybe both)?
You know it’s an era of easy money when 10 pieces of art are “worth” $800 million.
Six lessons learned from the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.