Ritholtz's Reads: The Power of Negative Thought

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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Is it Friday already? How did that happen so quickly? Before we send you off to work, here are some morning reads to round out your week:

  • Dirty Secret of $1 Trillion Loans Is When You Get Your Money Back (Bloomberg)
  • A History of Misses for RadioShack (DealBook)
  • The Darwin Economy: Why Smith's Invisible Hand Breaks Down (Farnam Street)
  • 'Buy and Hold' Investors: You're Doing It Wrong (USA Today)
  • Underwater Luxury Homes Rise Above the Tide (WSJ)
  • The Upside of Pessimism: Imagining and Planning For Worst-Case Scenarios Can Be More Effective Than Trying to Think Positively. (The Atlantic) see also Gray Matter Matters When Measuring Risk Tolerance: May Explain Why Risk Tolerance Decreases With Age (Science Daily)
  • Obama's Biggest Economic Policy Mistake (Vox)
  • Tech death two-fer: Microsoft Believes It is Going to Die (PC) see also On Death and iPods: A Requiem (Wired)
  • A Quick Recap of the Iraq War and Its Aftermath For Those Wondering How Obama Messed Things Up (Tea Party Cat)
  • The NFL Should Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status. Here's Why: (Slate) see also Roger Goodell, Empowered by Greedy NFL Owners and Indifferent Fans, Must Go Now (Washington Post)

What's up for the weekend?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net