Ritholtz's Reads: The Wisdom of Choosing Randomly

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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Welcome to the weekend. Pour a cup of coffee, settle into your favorite chair, and enjoy our longer-form reads:

  • Billion-Dollar Billy Beane (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Don't Tell Anybody About This Story on HFT Power Jump Trading (Bloomberg)
  • Soaring Student Debt Sparks Response From Catholic Colleges (Catholic News Agency)
  • If You Can't Choose Wisely, Pick at Random (Aeon)
  • We Work (The Minnesota Review) see also Post-Its, Push Pins, Pencils: A Secret History of the Workplace (LRB)
  • What the Hobby Lobby Ruling Means for America (NY Times)
  • The Fascinating ... Frustrating ... Fascinating History of Autocorrect (Wired)
  • Britney Spears Is a Pop Queen. And Pop Queens Don't Need to Sing. (Vox)
  • If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist? (Nautilus)
  • Just Undo It: The LeBron James Profile That Nike Killed (Deadspin)

What's up for the weekend?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net