Ritholtz's Reads: Hockey Dentists and Teenage Births

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 strong cup of Sumatra, settle into your favorite chair, and enjoy our longer form weekend reads:

  • 22 Smart Investment Ideas (Barron’s)
  • How stories change hearts and brains (Aeon)
  • Why you should stop relying on your phone, and buy a nice camera (The Verge)
  • The Virtue of Scientific Thinking (Boston Reviewsee also A Theoretical Physicist Explains Why Science Is Not About Certainty (New Republic)
  • The mystery of the falling teen birth rate (Vox)
  • The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Government (Washington Monthly)
  • Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? (The Guardian)
  • Big Mother Is Watching You: The Track-Everything Revolution Is Here Whether You Want It Or Not (Buzzfeedsee also What does Cambridge sewage say about residents? MIT plans to find out (Boston Globe)
  • NHL Dentist Has Some Gory Stories (Bleacher Report)
  • The Hunting of Billie Holiday: How Lady Day found herself in the middle of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics’ early fight for survival. (Politico)

Be sure to check out part 2 of my interview with Bill Gross in our Masters in Business series. 

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