Ritholtz's Reads: Apple Cars and Plastic Brains

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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Here are our end of week morning train reads:

  • Walmart CEO Doug McMillon letter to associates regarding minimum salaries (Walmartsee also A stimulus plan for the heretofore unstimulated (TRB)
  • Revealed: The experts Apple hired to build an electric car (9to5 mac)
  • Why Nasdaq in 2015 is not the same as 2000 (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Your Alpha is My Beta (Gestaltu)
  • 2015 Breakthrough Technologies (MIT Technology Review)
  • These are Not the (Modeling Assumptions About) Droids You are Looking For (Growth Econ)
  • Our Amazingly Plastic Brains: Mental and physical exercise can keep the brain fit and help it recover capacities lost to disease and trauma (WSJ)
  • Greenlandic fjords and viking ruins await your discovery in Google Maps (Google Lat Longsee also You owe it to yourself to check out Google’s amazing Street View images of Greenland (BGR)
  • Has Ayn Rand’s day as a business guru finally passed? (LA Times)
  • Our Taste for Alcohol Goes Back Millions of Years (Scientific American)

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