Ritholtz's Reads: Silicon Valley's Generation Gap

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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My “wish-our-trains-had-automated-brakes-like-civilized-societies-do” morning train reads:

  • Volatility for Stocks Stays in Check (WSJ)
  • Bond Market Plunge Shows How Stability Can Breed Instability (Real Time Economicssee also Liquidity Risk: Same as It Ever Was (WoCS)
  • Smart Beta: Bucket of cold water dumped on this hot investing strategy (MarketWatch)
  • Buffett and Vanguard: Different paths to the same financial destination (Washington Post)
  • How a Bowl of Cashews Changed the Way You Save for Retirement: Richard Thaler pioneered behavioral economics, and changed the way companies manage their 401(k)s. (Time)
  • With Manhattan Luxury Property Hitting Highs, Some Fear Air Is Getting Thin (WSJ) see also Foreign Money Is Pouring Into U.S. Real Estate, and It’s Not Just Houses (Bloomberg)
  • iPhone, killer (Asymco)
  • From Gordon Moore to Brogrammers, a Silicon Valley Generation Gap (Re/code)
  • Quest for a Superbee: Can the world’s most important pollinators be saved? How scientists and breeders are trying to create a hardier honeybee. (National Geographic)
  • What would you pay to be happy? The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. (The Guardian)

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