Ritholtz's Reads: Moon Shots

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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Pour yourself some Arabica coffee, settle into your favorite easy chair and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Why America’s middle class is lost: They took America to the moon. Then something went horribly wrong. (Washington Post)
  • Hedge Fund Manager Finds Stalking Lions With Camera Harder Than Tracking Markets (Bloomberg)
  • Deadliest U.S. Sniper’s Greatest Foe Was a Tween Playing Call of Duty (New York Post)
  • Louisiana’s Moon Shot: The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coastline with a 50-year, $50 billion plan based on science that’s never been tested and money it doesn’t have. What could go wrong? (ProPublica)
  • A History of the C.I.A.’s Secret Interrogation Program (NYT)
  • License to Spy: There are thousands of cameras following you, anyone can watch, and it’s all legal (Back Channel)
  • Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich About Ferguson, Cosby and What ‘Racial Progress’ Really Means (Vulture)
  • Juan Cole: The Trial of Richard Bruce Cheney (Truth Dig)
  • How Four Mexican Immigrant Kids and Their Cheap Robot Beat MIT (Wired)
  • About the Shark: How do we see ourselves in animals? (Poetry Foundation)

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