Ritholtz's Reads: The Art of Avoiding Taxes

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's very much a Two-for-Tuesday in our morning train reads:

  • The “Misery Index” is at its lowest level since 1959 (Bloomberg)
  • This is Tim: Apple’s CEO in his own words (Six Colorssee also Apple’s very strong 2nd-quarter earnings report in charts (Quartz)
  • China’s True Growth Is a Mystery; Economists Weigh the Clues (WSJ)
  • Share buybacks: who really benefits? (FTsee also US share buybacks loot the future (FT)
  • Want to Avoid U.S. Taxes on $80 Million Warhol? Buy More Art (Bloomberg)
  • Could Machines Put Central Bankers Out of a Job? (Real Time Economicssee also Economists: Drop the Signaling Fad (BV)
  • Orioles COO John Angelos offers eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests (USA Today)
  • Lessons from the “Flash Crash” regulatory fiasco (Mathematical Investorsee also ‘Flash Crash’ Investigators Likely Missed Clues (WSJ)
  • Your Imaginary Relationship With a Celebrity (Pacific Standard)
  • Nepal After the Earthquake in Photos (The Atlanticsee also How to help Nepal: 7 vetted charities doing relief work following the earthquake (PRI)

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