Ritholtz's 10 Thursday Reads: The ECB and Moving Mountains

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 morning train reading:

  • Bond Yields Lowest Since Napoleon Are No Comfort to Europe Amid Deflation Fight (Bloomberg) see also These are the tools at the ECB's disposal to fix the euro-zone economy (MoneyBeat)
  • Incentives Matter (Reformed Broker)
  • U.S. Job Creation Index Hits New High (Gallup) see also Data Readings Converge to Show an Economy Regaining Momentum (NY Times)
  • Why Economists Can't Always Trust Data (Fiscal Times)
  • Todays WTF headline: How to Invest if Piketty Is Right on Growing Inequality (Capitol Report)
  • Win an Argument with Milton Friedman (Harvard Business Review)
  • China is leveling mountains to create new land (Nature) contrast Voters in One of America's Most Expensive Cities Just Came up With Another Way to Block New Housing (WonkBlog)
  • Obama Isn't Killing Power Plants. The Sun Is. (Bloomberg View)
  • Political Extremism Is Supported by an Illusion of Understanding (Sage Pub) see also Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True? (New Yorker)
  • Four more New York Times columnists and Malcolm Gladwell get really high: Hilarity ensues (The Guardian)

What are you reading?

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