1. Via Jura Stanaityte, Ten simple rules for choosing industry vs. academia. More simple rules here.
4. Countercyclical asset: haunted house novels?
5. China's empty city (of the day). YouTube. At about 1:20 you will see that a city built for one million residents remains empty, a' la Austro-Chinese business cycle theory. "Ordos was a government idea, an infrastructure project taken to its limits, the motivation was likely gdp…" — can you get better than that? After the first minute or so the video is stunning.