Ritholtz's Reads: The Science of Slot Machines

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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Ahhh, good to be back home and on East Coast time. Even on the road, I can’t help but collect my favorite long-form reads for your Saturday morning enjoyment:

  • Slot Machines Perfected Addictive Gaming. Now, Tech Wants Their Tricks (The Verge)
  • I Don’t Want to Be a Role Model: Angelien Kemna, the reluctant face of an industry. (Chief Investment Officer)
  • How Amazon Became the Moneyball Network: Amazon has turned last-dibs status into a competitive advantage (Vulture)
  • The King of the Pizza Nerds Is Opening His Own Restaurant (Bloomberg)
  • Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it? (New Yorkersee also Personalized Medicine: Time for One-Person Trials (Nature)
  • What Hollywood Can Teach Us About the Future of Work (NY Times)
  • Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide (Tim Ferriss)
  • Mass Incarceration: The Silence of the Judges. What caused the crime decline? (NY Review of Bookssee also The Judge Who Coined “Indict a Ham Sandwich” Was Himself Indicted (Slate)
  • Moving to Mars: Preparing for the longest, loneliest voyage ever (New Yorker)
  • The Onion Is Not a Joke: How a fake newspaper is turning into a real media empire (The Atlantic)

Be sure to check out this week’s Masters in Business podcast with Business Insider’s founder and editor-in-chief, Henry Blodget.

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Source: Bloomberg

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