Ritholtz's Reads: The Return of the Cruise Ship

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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How are you surviving the holiday weekend? I hope you’re enjoying some time with your family. Also, enjoy some coffee and settle into your favorite chair for our longer-form weekend reads:

  • The Downside of the Boom: North Dakota took on the oversight of a multibillion-dollar oil industry with a regulatory system built on trust, warnings and second chances. (NY Times)
  •  A Rare Peek Into The Massive Scale of Amazon Web Services (Enterprise Tech)
  •  How a Single Mom Created a Plastic Food-Storage Empire (Mental Floss)
  •  How to Get Away with Uber (Matter) see also How Uber Is Changing Night Life in Los Angeles (NYT)
  •  How Marine Salvage Master Nick Sloane Refloated Costa Concordia (Vanity Fair)
  •  At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert (Washington Post)
  •  The Secret Life of Passwords (NYT Mag)
  •  ‘God Is Not a Magician:’ Pope Says Christians Should Believe in Evolution and Big Bang (Raw Story)
  •  Dave Chappelle Is Back (This Time We’re 100% Sure It’s Maybe Totally for Real) (GQ)
  •  An Oral History of the Epic Space Film ‘The Right Stuff’ (Wired)

Check out Masters in Business this weekend -- our guest is Lakshman Achuthan of ECRI on Bloomberg.com and iTunes.

Source: BCA Research, Commodity and Energy Strategy

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Alex Bruns at abruns@bloomberg.net