Ritholtz's Reads: Mansions Owned by Criminals

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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It was a busy week, but it's not over yet as futures warn of downside pressure in equities. Our morning train reads will get you ready:

  • Fed’s John Williams: Timing of Rate Rise Is Overrated (Upshot)
  • Big Oil Is About to Lose Control of the Auto Industry (Bloombergsee also Low Prices Cool Boom in U.S. Oil Production (WSJ)
  • Shilling: Where Have All the Consumers Gone? (BV)
  • Did macro theory fail us in the crisis? (Noahpinionsee also Forecasting vs. Explaining (Stumbling and Mumbling)
  • Actual words my coworkers have said to me, a woman in tech (Quartz)
  • Volcker: Meaningful financial reform (Washington Post)
  • Binge Reading Disorder: When everybody’s reading, but nobody’s smarter, what value has the written word? (The Morning News)
  • Buyer Still Beware: Libertarians Think Amazon Reviews and Uber Ratings Will Make Regulation Obsolete. They Are So, So Wrong. (Slate)
  • Mansions Owned by White-Collar Criminals: Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, and other mansions built or bought with corporate fraud (WSJ)
  • This Magic Moment: Eight years after it aired, the finale of The Sopranos continues to be hotly debated. David Chase explains how he created the excruciating tension of the last scene. (Directors Guild of America)

Be sure to check out this weekend’s Masters in Business podcast with former CEA Chairman Alan Kruger.

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