Ritholtz's 10 Wednesday Reads: Can Money Make Us Happy?

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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Hey, you made it to midweek. Here's what you should read:

  • Does Money Buy Happiness? (Time)
  • Those Who Forget the Past... (FT Alphaville)
  • Japan's pension fund is set to splash cash (WSJ)
  • Gold Manipulation Continues Unabated (Kid Dynamite)
  • Realtors and Builders Differ on the Need for New Homes (Real Time Economics)
  • Introducing the Top Advisor Blogs And Bloggers (Kitces)
  • Larry Summers Should Keep His Mouth Shut (Baseline Scenario)
  • The Eric Cantor Upset: What Happened? (FiveThirtyEight) see also The Guy Who Beat Eric Cantor Penned a Scathing, Seemingly Unpublished Book About the Economics Profession (Vox)
  • Huh? China Building Dubai-Style Fake Islands in South China Sea (Bloomberg) see also Google Earth Screenshots Reveal Our Planet's Beautiful, Pattern-Like Designs (FastCo Design)
  • How Our Delusions Keep Us Sane: The Psychology of Our Self-Enhancement Bias (Brain Pickings)

Japan's Pension Fund Asset Allocation Is 70/30 Bonds (Yes, Bonds)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net