There's a lot of information out there. Some of it is junk, some of it is frame-worthy. For every dozen foam-spewing-from-mouth rants out there, there's a piece of work that deserves your attention. Here are five you might enjoy.

Interview with Bill Gates
Daily Mail
A rare sit-down with the Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) co-founder. Valiant attempt at humility: "I drive myself around town in a normal Mercedes." You know, not everyone has one of those, Bill.

Too Big Not to Despise
The Reformed Broker
The six largest banks -- including Citigroup (NYSE: C), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) -- control more than a third of deposits. Twenty years ago, the six largest held less than 10%. "No matter how many times one hears these stats or in what permutation, they are still infuriating."

Rosenberg: 99% Chance of Recession
Bloomberg
Gluskin Sheff chief economist David Rosenberg says there's a 99% chance we'll have a recession next year. Coincidentally, those are the same odds he created an outlandish prediction just to make headlines. Still, his logic shouldn't be lost: Recoveries coming out of financial crises are invariably fragile.

Australia's Big Dig for Foreign Workers
Reuters  
Supply and demand wins again! Janitors making $100,000 a year. Mine supervisors making $200,000. "Australia, with a population of 22 million, does not have the workforce to exploit its enormous natural bounty."

How Inflation Swindles the Equity Investor
Fortune
A long, 6,000-word article written in 1977 by a then mostly unknown investor named Warren Buffett. More knowledge in this article than most four-year finance degrees provide. Do your bank account a favor and read the entire thing.

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