Ritholtz's Reads: The Ghost of Genius

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. Pull up an easy chair, pour some coffee and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Making the World's Problem Solvers 10 Percent More Efficient: 10 Years After a Google Engineer Empowered Researchers With Scholar, He Can't Bear to Leave It (Medium)
  • No, Americans Are Not All to Blame for the Financial Crisis (New Republic)
  • The Grand Illusion: Does Time Have a Future? Yes, but How Much of a Future Depends on What the Ultimate Fate of the Cosmos Turns Out to Be. (Lapham's Quarterly)
  • What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set? (NY Times)
  • The Man With the Golden Blood (Mosaic)
  • Speed Kills: Fast Is Never Fast Enough (Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • Wake Up, Europe by George Soros (New York Review of Books)
  • Beethoven's Bad Influence: Beethoven Transformed Music -- but Has Veneration of Him Stifled His Successors? (New Yorker)
  • Why Do We Keep Repeating Milgram's Experiments? (Aeon)
  • How Rebounds Work: New Cameras Are Teaching Us More About Where Missed Shots Land Than Ever Before (Grantland)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net