Ritholtz's Reads: Never Overpay for Technology Again

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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As the week comes to a close, we begin prepping you for the weekend with our expertly curated morning train reads:

  • Michael Lewis: Crash Boys (BV)
  • Zweig: Don’t Overpay for Technology Again (MoneyBeatsee also Turning the Nasdaq crash and recovery into a POV rollercoaster ride (WSJ)
  • John Deere Wants to Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership (Wired)
  • Facebook and the Feed (stratecherysee also Facebook changes its News Feed algorithm, control over publishers (Fortune)
  • Companies Trade Suburbs for City Life: Locations deemed ‘walkable’ appreciate more than those that are car-dependent, firm says (WSJ)
  • Economists have discovered how bad the economy really is (WonkBlogbut see also Let The Economists Obsess Over Rising Rates (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Blocking Comcast Is a Start. But if We Want Better Broadband, We Need Much More (re/code)
  • An Ex-Cop Keeps The Country’s Best Data Set On Police Misconduct (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Gap’s Big Bet On Athleta And The New Way American Women Dress (Buzzfeedsee also Why Do People Hate Lilly Pulitzer? Even sundresses can be part of the culture wars. (The Atlantic)
  • Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson to ‘start again’ with new car show (CS Monitor)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab’s chief strategist.

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