10 Wednesday Reads: Travel Day and Buffett Wannabes

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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My pre-Turkey Day reading:

• Who's good at forecasts? Nobody (Economist)

• The Warren Buffett Wannabe Index (Barron's)

• Trading in Gold: The Secretive Dealings of One of the World's Richest Industries (Vanity Fair)

• Mr. Market's Asset Allocation Is Still Tough To Beat (Capital Spectator)

• Japan to spend about 1 trillion yen on public works for stimulus (Reuters)

• Pope Francis has a few thoughts about the global economy. We added these 13 charts. (Wonkblog)

• 8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them (Fast Company)

• GoldieBlox picks an unfair fight with the Beastie Boys (Columbia Journalism Review), see also GoldieBlox, fair use, and the cult of disruption (Felix Salmon)

• 2013 Winners -- Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards (Information Is Beautiful)

• Here Are Your Holiday Airline Travel Tips ... From the Hulk (Wired)

Travel Safe!

Source: Bloomberg Brief

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