Ritholtz's Reads: Mathematical Teenagers

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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It's a three-day weekend! Settle into your favorite easy chair, pour yourself a hot mug of coffee, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:

  • The Surgeon Will Skype You Now: The tech for surgeons to operate on patients from hundreds or even thousands of miles away has been possible for over a decade. But will it ever become commonplace? (Popular Mechanics)
  • A Hierarchy of Advisor Value (Above the Market)
  • Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Know Diddly-Squat About Wall Street (Vanity Fair)
  • The chips are down for Moore’s law: The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore’s law. Now things could get a lot more interesting. (Nature)
  • The Plot to Steal the Color White From DuPont (Bloomberg)
  • The Collision Sport on Trial (New York Review of Books), see also Could You Stomach the Horrors of ‘Halftime’ in Ancient Rome? (Live Science)
  • Awakenings: How Oliver Sacks put a human face on the science of the mind (Globe and Mail)
  • New Hampshire is a fraud (Washington Post)
  • The Math Revolution: The number of American teens who excel at advanced math has surged. Why? (Atlantic)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz and a Bloomberg View columnist.

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