Ritholtz's 10 Weekend Reads: Uber, Ticketmaster and Charlie Chaplin

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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Good Saturday morning. Here are my favorite longer format reading materials this week:

• How Your Data Are Being Deeply Mined (New York Review of Books)

• Uber: The Black Car Company That People Love to Hate (Next City)

• Why the cult of hard work is counter-productive (New Statesman)

• Mental Model: Margin of Safety (Farnam Street)

• Separating Mine From Thine--on the history of land ownership (WSJ)

• Dear Ticketmaster, it's time to redesign the master of all tickets (Medium)

• Adam Smith, Communitarian (American Conservative), see also God, Hayek and the Conceit of Reason (Standpoint)

• Charlie Chaplin: Split Personalities (Lapham's Quarterly)

• Vermeer's Secret Tool: Testing Whether The Artist Used Mirrors and Lenses to Create His Realistic Images (Vanity Fair)

• 'And I Cannot Lie': The Oral History of Sir Mix-a-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' Video (Vulture)

What's up for the weekend?

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Source: WSJ

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