Ritholtz's Reads: Of Greenbacks and Grammar

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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This was quite a week. Settle into to your favorite easy chair, pour yourself some freshly brewed Sumatra coffee and enjoy these longer-form weekend reads:

  •  In Greenbacks We Trust (NYT Magazine)
  • False Hope: Most Trading Strategies Are Not Tested Rigorously Enough (The Economist)
  • Dark Leviathan: The Reluctant King of the Hidden Internet (Aeon)
  • The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle (First Look)
  • Poison Pill: How the American opiate epidemic was started by one pharmaceutical company. (Pacific Standardsee also Vitamins Are a Waste of Money -- And They’re Not Helping You, Anyway (The Atlantic)
  • The Rich Man’s Dropout Club: Whatever happened to the teenage entrepreneurs whom Peter Thiel paid to forgo college? (Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • What Do You Think About Machines That Think? (Edge)
  • The CIA’s Secret Psychological Profiles of Dictators and World Leaders Are Amazing (MoJo)
  • One Man’s Quest to Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake:  Meet the Ultimate WikiGnome (Mediumsee also User: Giraffedata (Wikipedia)
  • The Long, Strange Purgatory of Casey Kasem (GQ)

This week's Masters in Business podcast is with Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading. The full series is here.

Source: Bianco Research

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