Ritholtz's Reads: Happy Birthday to YouTube

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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That was some week! The S&P is now positive year-to-date, and is at record highs, as the Nasdaq is coming up on its 2000 highs. Settle in with a big cup-o-joe, and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Life in the Algorithm: The searches we make, the news we read, the dates we go on, the advertisements we see, the products we buy and the music we listen to. The stock market. The surveillance society. The police state, and the drones. All guided by a force we never see. (Adbusters)
  • Ten years ago, a video-sharing site called YouTube was born. Then, this happened (Telegraph)
  • The life, death, and rebirth of BlackBerry’s hometown (Fusion)
  • How The New York Times Works (Popular Mechanics)
  • At 92, the man who brought you the lithium-ion battery is still having creative breakthroughs (Quartz)
  • Last to see: The future rise of extinction tourism (Factorsee also The monarch massacre: Nearly a billion butterflies have vanished (Washington Post)
  • Send in The Weathermen (NBC News)
  • The Birth of the Cheesesteak (Priceonomics)
  • Bill Carter on Covering ‘SNL’ and Lorne Michaels: “Many Lost Their Minds in Pursuit” of His Approval (Hollywood Reporter)
  • To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This (NY Timessee also No. 37: Big Wedding or Small? (NY Times)

This weekend, be sure to checkout our Masters in Business interview with 1-800 Flowers CEO and Founder Jim McCann. 

Debt and (not much) deleveraging

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