Ritholtz's Reads: Putin, Politics and Podcasts

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 Turnaround Tuesday, which on my calendar follows Merger Monday. And train reads:

  • Satyajit Das: News of The Death of American Economic Power Is Exaggerated! (MV Pro
  • Abe $1 Trillion Gift to Stock Market Shields Recession Gloom (Bloomberg) but see Japan’s Surprise Recession Spurs Course Correction (WSJ
  • Jeremy Grantham: The Beginning of the End of the Fossil Fuel Revolution  (GMO)
  • Uh-oh: Mega-Mergers Popular Again on Wall Street (Dealbook
  • The Real Reason Americans Are Quitting Work (Fox Business
  • Too Big to Jail: Why the government is quick to fine but slow to prosecute big corporations (Vox) see also Secret Tapes Hint at Turmoil in New York Fed Team Monitoring JPMorgan (ProPublica
  • Putin Is Hoarding Gold and Rattling Sabers -- What’s He Up to Now? (Fiscal Times
  • A reminder that Washington has been toying with and lying to Americans for a long, long time. (Daily Beast
  • More Guns, More Crime: Stanford research undermines the NRA’s favorite study (Raw Story
  • Why Podcasts Are Suddenly “Back” (Marco)

What are you reading? 

Deal Boom Feeds on Surging Stocks 

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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