Betting On The Next Pope


3 to 1 odds currently on Cardinal Peter Turkson. No clue if anyone is taking long bets on the Petrus Romanus angle.

via, time



As Art Values Rise, So Do Concerns About Market’s Oversight by By Robin Pogrebin and Kevin Flynn

“The art world feels like the private equity market of the ’80s and the hedge funds of the ’90s, it’s got practically no oversight or regulation.”

image: Morons by Banksy



Inside the lucrative world of ecstasy smuggling

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Of Diamonds and Sharks: The Trials of Art Superdealer Larry Gagosian By Eric Konigsberg

“I don’t know what ‘loyal’ means” — Larry Gagosian

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“the next big American industry”



This Guy…


Datta Phuge, who spent £14,000 on a shirt made of GOLD.

via, @MrEddieHuang

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Scientifically, yes.

via, thd

The fiscal cliff, in graphs and GIFs

The viral intentions of this are annoying, but it is very successful in its simple explanation.

Young Americans and The Economy

While that does sound like the name of a band, this is actually just a video of young adults talking about bleak financial situations across the US.

This Guy…

Gettin’ it.

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You’re Going to Get Old and Die

Merrill is using reality via an online digital-aging program to convince you to save money.

via, popsci

Rich Guys Talking

Peter M. Brant interviews Larry Gagosian

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