Ritholtz's Reads: Germany's Forgotten Postwar Lessons

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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Yesterday’s turnaround was impressive, but today’s red Chinese screens make a repeat unlikely. No matter, we have you covered with our Shanghai morning train reads:

  • Paulson v. Ackman, Bridgewater v. AQR: Who’s Trending on Google? (Chief Investment Officer)
  • A data-driven look into whether hedge funds’ online popularity translates into assets under management. (CIO)
  • Slow-Growth Pessimists Miss the Mark (Bloomberg Viewsee also Greater Appetite for Risk Needed for Faster Growth. (Washington Wire)
  • Here Are Central Banks That Have Been Getting It Right -- and Wrong  (Bloomberg)
  • Austerity Has Failed: Open Letter From Thomas Piketty to Angela Merkel (Nationsee also Germans Forget Postwar History Lesson on Debt Relief (NYT)
  • To save its stock markets, China is putting its whole financial system at risk. (Quartz)
  • What’s Driving Health Insurers’ Merger Mania? (Wharton) but see The Tax Inversion Wave Keeps Rolling (WSJ)
  • The Inevitable, Indispensable Property Tax (NYT)
  • Human Curation Is Back (Monday Note)
  • Pot to Produce: Why some marijuana growers are getting into salad greens (California Sunday)
  • Edible insect farms strive for scale (FT)

What are you reading? 

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