Ritholtz's Reads: Battle for the American Dinner Plate

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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Good Saturday morn! Pour yourself a mug of French roast, settle into your favorite chair, and enjoy our longer form weekend reads:

  • The $5 Billion Battle For The American Dinner Plate (Fast Companysee also Food flavor safety system a ‘black box’: But industry says self-policing poses no threat to consumers (Center For Public Integritysee also ‘The Dorito Effect,’ by Mark Schatzker (NY Times)
  • Fat Tails, Thin Ice (Jason Zweig)
  • Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup: The President has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works. (Fast Company)
  • How theme parks like Disney World left the middle class behind (Washington Post)
  • When You ‘Literally Can’t Even’ Understand Your Teenager (NYT Mag)
  • The Blight of the Honey Bee: They’re dying of stress, which is stressing us out. But we’ve only got ourselves to blame. (New York Mag)
  • How Maria Sharapova Became the World’s Wealthiest Female Athlete (Bloomberg)
  • Release of encyclical reveals pope’s deep dive into climate science (Washington Postand also check out Laudato si’ (24 May 2015) (The Vatican)
  • Has the Internet Killed Deep Engagement With Books -- or Are We Nostalgic for a Reading Eden That Never Was? (Slate)
  • Comedy Central in the Post-TV Era (NYT Mag)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist Nick Hanauer.

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