Ritholtz's 10 Wednesday Reads: Crony Capitalism and Lobsters

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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Some reads for your Wednesday morning:

• Individual Investors Lose Money When Using Technical Analysis (Value Walk) see also And the Chart Says: Oh Dear God No (FT Alphaville)
• Goldman Sachs: What Happens If Elon Musk Is the Next Steve Jobs? (MoneyBeat)
• The Pending Failure of a Major Chinese Property Developer Looks a Lot Like Pets.com (Quartz)
• The New Age of Crony Capitalism (Economist)
• We Have a 1 in 7,419,071,319 Chance of Winning Buffett's Billion (Five Thirty Eight)
• Income Inequality: A Primer on Inequality and Economic Growth (Filip Spagnoli)
• Apple Designer Jonathan Ive gives a rare, remarkable interview (Time) see also The Truthiness of Apple's Decline (Daring Fireball)
• Soaring supply and falling prices, along with new food trends, are changing how people eat lobster. (WSJ)
• The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains (The Atlantic)
• How Not to Kill Yourself With Household Items (Digg)

What are you reading?

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