Ritholtz's Reads: How to Break FIFA

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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What? Another weekend is here already? But you can’t leave for the Hamptons just yet -- our late Spring morning train reads will see you through:

  • Michael Lewis on Dick Thaler, the Economist Who Realized How Crazy We Are (BV)
  • 11% of hedge funds manage 92% of total industry capital (CIOsee also The Billion Dollar Club (TRB)
  • Lehman Brothers ex-CEO blames everyone else for financial crisis (Politico)
  • Why Do Former High-School Athletes Make More Money? Research hasn’t yet borne out whether sports breed go-getters or whether they attract kids with a knack for navigating the professional world. (The Atlantic)
  • What Will Happen to a Generation of Wall Street Traders Who Have Never Seen a Rate Hike? (Bloomberg)see also Taper Tantrum Victims Make Way for New Trio of Fragile Countries (Bloomberg)
  • 4 Signs You May Be Addicted to “Financial Porn” (Time)
  • Everything Google just announced at its I/O developer conference (Quartz) see also All the Cool Stuff Google Just Announced, Ranked by Coolness (Slate)
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson on Pluto and Science Groupies (Esquire)
  • Scientists Discover Sudden Melting in the Antarctic (Smithsonian)
  • Nate Silver: How To Break FIFA (fivethirtyeight)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli.

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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