Ritholtz's Reads: Spiders on Drugs

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! Pour yourself a stiff cup of joe and get ready for our long-form weekend reads:

  • Opposable thumbs, upright posture, big brains, sophisticated language: What sets humans apart from other species? Our addiction to stories (Edge)
  • @HiddenCash Revealed: Making Generosity Go Viral (TechCrunch)
  • SCOTUS: The Anti-Court Court (New York Review of Books)
  • What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming? (NY Times)
  • We All Got Trolled (Medium)
  • LeBron's Mighty Memory (ESPN) see also Playground Basketball Is Dying (ESPN)
  • The Miraculous Face Transplant of Richard Norris (GQ)
  • Washington's Economic Boom, Financed by You (NY Times)
  • This Is a Spider's Brain on Drugs (Priceonomics)
  • Our 25 Favorite Unlocked New Yorker Articles (Longform)

What's up for the weekend?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net