Ritholtz's Reads: Fracking Myths and Tarnished Gold

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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The work week is ending, the Superbowl is almost here, and we have our guaranteed 13.5 PSI morning train reads:

  • How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft (NYT)
  • Legends of Indexing: Rob Arnott (ETF.com)
  • Gold Tarnishes as U.S. Economy Strengthens (WSJbut see Foreigners Are Failing to Buy Enough Stuff (Bloomberg View)
  • Thanks a lot, austerity! We could have had 2014′s economic recovery in 2011. (The Week)
  • Building The Perfect Investor (Millennial Investsee also An Investing Frankenstein (Reformed Broker)
  • Fracking Isn’t the Job Creator You Think it Is (TNR)
  • New Kansas job figures reveal another failure for Sam Brownback’s tax cuts (Kansas City Starsee also Arthur Laffer’s view on the Kansas economy: Prosperity awaits patient tax cutters (Kansas City Star)
  • Tom Brady Cannot Stop (NY Times)
  • How Goldman Banker Became NFL’s Go-To Stadium-Finance Guy (Bloombergsee also The Super Bowl Wings Will Be Fat, Yes, But Pricey Too (Bloomberg)
  • Your Guide To Deflate-gate/Ballghazi-Related Statistical Analyses (fivethirtyeight)

Be sure to check out this week’s Masters in Busines with venture investor Howard Lindzon.

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