Ritholtz's Reads: Amazon vs. Uber

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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Happy FOMC day! Start it off with our organic, Yellen-free morning train reads:

  • Obsessing Over Profit Margins Is Good Way to Miss S&P 500 Gains (Bloomberg)
  • Energy Industry Is Gassing Down: Collapse of oil and gas prices has producers rethinking output (WSJ)
  • Amazon Vs. Uber In the Delivery Wars (Climateer)
  • With Eye on Fiscal Armageddon, Texas Set to ‘Repatriate’ Its Gold To New Texas Fort Knox (Talking Points Memosee also Texas wants its gold back! Wait, what? (WonkBlog)
  • What Happens to Stolen Art After a Heist? (Bloomberg)
  • Apple and Google Battle over Personalization and Privacy (New Yorker)
  • Cassidy: R.I.P., Free-Trade Treaties? (New Yorker)
  • Confirmation Bias: How Intelligent People Develop Totally Incorrect Beliefs (Psy Blog)
  • Falling Global Inequality Defies Piketty’s Dark Vision (Bloomberg View)
  • A Thirsty Colorado Is Battling Over Who Owns Raindrops (NY Timessee also Pope Francis calls for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind (The Guardian)

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