Ritholtz's Reads: How to Justify CEO Pay Raises

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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The week -- and a heckuva week it was -- is almost over. Our reserved, aisle-seat morning train reads for your perusal:

  • Eastern Exchanges (New Yorkersee also A goring concern: The economic dangers of China’s manic bull market (The Economist)
  • How Companies Justify Big Pay Raises for CEOs (Bloomberg)
  • Stats from the 2015 Fortune 500 List (TRB)
  • What Twitter Can Be (Lower Case Capital)
  • RealtyTrac: Average down payment falls to three-year low of 14.8% (Housing Wire)
  • Krugman: The Insecure American (NY Timesbut see Working 9-to-5 Becoming a Less Popular Way to Make a Living (AP)
  • Collender: You’re Wrong If You Want To Reduce The National Debt (Forbes)
  • Soon, This Is How You’ll Get to Cuba (Bloomberg)
  • Scientists dismissed “hot streaks” in sports for decades. They were wrong. (Voxsee also What’s It Like To Be a Teenager in the NBA? (Basketball Insiders)
  • Bill Gates, College Dropout: Don’t Be Like Me (The Upshot)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Scott Galloway of NYU Stern and L2 digital. 

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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Cameron Abadi at cabadi2@bloomberg.net