Ritholtz's 10 Wednesday Reads: Bad Data and Stolen Apples

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 foggy Wednesday morning. These are what crossed the transom this a.m.:

• Why We Buy in a Marked-Up Market (NY Times)
• The Insanely Profitable Federal Reserve (Daily Beast), see also Why the world shouldn't fear the taper (Washington Post)
• Garbage In, Garbage Out: Or, How to Lie with Bad Data (Medium)
• Jim O'Neill: What Five Days of Trading Tell Us About 2014 (Bloomberg), but see Decoded: BRICS (Bruegel)
• ECRI's Achuthan: I'm Not Budging From My Call That A Recession Started In 2012 (Business Insider)
• Nader, an Adversary of Capitalism, Now Fights as an Investor (DealBook)
• Separating signal from noise: a review of 12 major studies on minimum wages and poverty (Arin Dube)
• Box-office baloney (Columbia Journalism Review)
• Nearly a fifth of 2013 New York City thefts involved Apple devices (LA Times), see also How Stars Like Jay Z And Martha Stewart End Up With Samsung Devices (Fast Co)
• 40 more maps that explain the world (Washington Post)

What are you reading?

2013 Buyback Authorizations at $755 Billion Were 58% Ahead of 2012

Source: FT Alphaville

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net