Ritholtz's Reads: The Death of Golf

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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Welcome to the weekend. Pour yourself a mug of cold brewed iced coffee, and settle in for our longer form weekend reading:

  • This Medical Charity Made $3.3 Billion From a Single Pill: How the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation amassed a fortune -- and upended medical research at the same time (Bloomberg)
  • Paul McCartney Opens Up About Lennon, Yoko, and More: Our greatest living rock star on why Lennon’s a martyr, who gets the credit, and touring in his seventies (Esquire)
  • The Death of Golf: It’s expensive, difficult, and demands the kind of time most people get only when they go on vacation -- or retire. (Men’s Journal)
  • How You Consist of Trillions of Tiny Machines (NY Review of Books)
  • The Hunt for the Financial Industry’s Most-Wanted Hacker: The malware known as ZeuS and its rogue creator have been at the cutting edge of cyber-crime for nearly a decade (Bloomberg)
  • Whistle-blower: How doctor uncovered nightmare.  Oncologist’s discovery leads to the downfall of a cancer treatment empire. (Detroit News)
  • Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods’ Produce Rating System (NPRsee also Is organic food any healthier? Most scientists are still skeptical. (Vox)
  • Well-Aimed and Powerful: The death of the shuttle, the moon hoax conspiracy theory, and why one man deserved to be punched in the damn mouth by Buzz Aldrin. (Long Reads)
  • When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job: Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can’t really talk about it. (Esquire)
  • Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong: Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works. (Mother Jones)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors. 

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