Ritholtz's 10 Weekend Reads: Life Is Just One Big Ponzi Scheme

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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Yay, its the weekend! Here are the longer form reads I've saved up all week:

• Is Life a Ponzi Scheme? (Boston Review)
• The Great Story: In the run-up to the Great Recession, accountability journalism saw the story that access journalism missed (Columbia Journalism Review)
• Thinking Outside the (Big) Box (NY Times)
• Your USB cable, the spy: Inside the NSA's catalog of surveillance magic (Ars Technica)
• The Agony of Frank Luntz (The Atlantic)
• The uncomfortable truth about Brad Stone's Amazon book (Fortune)
• The Real Story of Linda Taylor, America's Original Welfare Queen (Slate)
• How Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg learned to focus on the bottom line (WSJ)
• We need to talk about TED (The Guardian)
• This Is Why Einstein's Brain Was Better Than Yours (io9)

What's up for the weekend?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net