Ritholtz's Reads: The Economy's New Normal

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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My morning reads:

  • James Montier: Maximizing Shareholder Value Is the Dumbest Idea in the World (Business Insider)
  • My (Somewhat Tepid) Defense of Hedge Funds (AQR Capital) but see Seeking Clarity Within the Hedge Fund Mirage (Brandes Inst)
  • The Marijuana Industry Could Be Bigger Than the NFL by 2020 (Washington Post)
  • Housel: How to Learn From Market Mistakes (WSJ)
  • The World's Biggest Economic Problem: Deflation in the Euro Zone Is All Too Close and Extremely Dangerous (The Economist) see also Is Economic Growth Permanently Lower? (FT)
  • Texas Highways Deadliest as Anti-Tax State Curbs Roadwork (Bloomberg)
  • When iPhones Ring, the Economy Listens (NY Times)
  • The Secret History Behind the Science of Stress (NPR)
  • What Happens to Our Brains When We Exercise and How It Makes Us Happier (Fast Company)
  • Apple iTunes Sees Big Drop in Music Sales (WSJ)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net