Ritholtz's Reads: The Economy's Missing Metrics

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 “start off your 4 day weekend” morning reads:

  • Major Asset Classes Performance for 1st half of 2015 (Capital Spectator)
  • 12 charts and maps that explain the Greek crisis (Vox) see also A Bankrupt Greece Is Struggling to Stay Afloat (NYT)
  • The Smartest Man in Europe is Wild about Innovation (Blackstone)
  • Sources of stock-market fluctuations: New evidence (VoxEUbut see Letting Go of the Why (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • The Economy’s Missing Metrics (NYT Mag)
  • How Shake Shack Leads The Better Burger Revolution (Fast Company)
  • U.S. Companies Are Stashing $2.1 Trillion Overseas to Avoid Taxes (Bloomberg)
  • Study Suggests That Google Has Its Thumb on Scale in Search (NYT)
  • Drug cops took a college kid’s savings and now 13 police departments want a cut (WonkBlog)
  • Oil’s Decline Is Making Your Fourth of July Barbecue Cheaper (Bloomberg)

What are you reading?

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