Ritholtz's 10 Weekend Reads: Snowboarding Down Wall Street

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 before-I-take-off-for-vacation longer-form weekend reading:

• Sir John Templeton: The Last Yankee (Crossing Wall Street)
• Welcome to Bakersfield, California (FT) see also An FT story lets Wall Street off the hook (Columbia Journalism Review)
• Investing Successfully is Really Hard (Above the Market)
• The Wolf of Sesame Street: Revealing the secret corruption inside PBS's news division (Pando Daily)
• After 75 Years of AA, It's Time to Admit We Have a Problem (Pacific Standard)
• In-N-Out's Burger Queen (Orange Coast)
• Why Abercrombie Is Losing Its Shirt (NY Magazine)
• You Will Be Investing For Free In 5 Years (Medium)
• What's the Point If We Can't Have Fun? (The Baffler)
• All This Snow Is Good for One Thing: Skiing and Snowboarding Around NYC (NY Mag)

What's up for this week?

Number of Public U.S. Companies Increasing (Blue) and Decreasing (Red) Their Dividends, January 2004 Through Present

Source: Political Calculations

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