Ritholtz's 10 Weekend Reads: Algorithms, Lady Gaga and the Rule of Three

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 some longer-form works I saved over the past seven days for your reading pleasure:

  • Hedge Fund Investors Aren't as Dumb as They Look (Bloomberg View)
  • How the VA Developed Its Culture of Cover-ups (Washington Post)
  • The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality (Wired)
  • How 'Competitiveness' Became One of the Great Unquestioned Virtues of Contemporary Culture (London School of Economics) see also After Neoliberalism (Aeon)
  • The Ghosts of Tiananmen Square (NY Review of Books)
  • The Real 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World (Medium) see also Physicists Prove Surprising Rule of Threes (Wired)
  • New World Wine Resurrects Old Religion (Aeon)
  • How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment (Politico)
  • Your old CDs aren't just aging; they're actively dying (The Atlantic) see also To Understand Beats You Need to Understand Lady Gaga (Medium)
  • The Truth About Bug Spray (MoJo)

What's up for this gorgeous weekend?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net