Ritholtz's Reads: The Candy War Is Coming

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 hot cup of coffee, settle into your favorite chair and catch up with our longer-form weekend reading:

  • Candy: The Next Battle in America's Health War? (Washington Post)
  • When Island Nations Drown, Who Owns Their Seas? (Boston Globe)
  • Soak the Rich: An exchange on capital, debt and the future (The Baffler)
  • We Are All Confident Idiots: The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight. (Pacific Standard) see also Walter Mischel, the Marshmallow Test and Self-Control (New Yorker)
  • The Great Paper Caper: Adventures of the World's Greatest Counterfeiter (GQ)
  • Frank Serpico: The Police Are Still Out of Control -- I Should Know. (Politico)
  • London: UK's capital boasts it's the greatest city in the world. It is actually the most economically, politically and ethnically polarized part of Britain; and not a good place to live. (Demos Quarterly)
  • Pipino: Gentleman Thief -- Magicians, Mafiosos, a Missing Painting and the Heist of a Lifetime (Medium)
  • The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World (Wired)
  • Every Romantic Comedy Is Actually a Story About Money: How romantic comedies shifted from the tux-wearing 1%, to the Meg-Ryan yuppie, to the hipster poverty line. (Medium)

What's up for the rest of the weekend?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net