Ritholtz's Reads: Math, Murder and the Real Marlowe

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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That sure was a fun week! Settle into your favorite chair with a hot cup of Kona and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads

  • Glory to the New Bond King: Bill Gross’ spectacular fall from the top of the bond market has put tens of billions in play at a time when minuscule yields demand a fixed-income superstar. (Forbes)
  •  In Oil’s Slide, Echoes of a Fall: Adapted From ‘The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters’ (WSJ)
  •  Against Productivity: This Essay Took Four Years to Write (Medium)
  •  The Unbelievable Skepticism of the Amazing Randi (NY Times)
  •  How Jocks and Mathletes Are Alike: Seven Sports That Come Down to How Well Your Neurons Play (Nautilus)
  •  The War of the Words: How Did Amazon End Up as Literary Enemy No. 1? (Vanity Fair)
  •  Valerie Jarrett is The Obama Whisperer: Our Key To Understanding the Real Barack Obama (New Republic)
  •  What Do You Do When You Think You Have a Murderer in the Family? (Vice)
  •  Finding Marlowe: Did this man inspire two of noir’s iconic fictional detectives? (LA Times)
  •  28 Important Philosophers List the Books That Influenced Them Most During Their College Days (Open Culture)

What’s up for the weekend? 

Foreclosure Auctions Reverse Trend in October

Source: The Washington Post

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