Ritholtz's Reads: The Future Belongs to the Robo Advisers

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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I thought things were supposed to quiet down over the summer? (Apparently not). Pour yourself some cold-brewed iced coffee, and settle in for our long-form weekend reads:

• The Genesis Engine: We now have the power to quickly and easily alter DNA (Wired

• Robo Advisers to Run $2 Trillion by 2020 if This Model Is Right (Bloombergsee also Investing’s Old Guard Gets Its Algorithm On (Bloomberg

• The Next Wave in Technology: A Conversation with John Markoff (Edge

• How an Unlikely Hollywood Juggernaut Came to Rule Netflix (Wiredsee also Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies (The Guardian

• Road Hazard: How the ‘Embarrassing’ Gas Tax Impasse Explains Washington (ProPublica

• The Iran I Saw: Far from the nuclear negotiations, a new tech-savvy Iranian generation takes shape (Politico

• Can money buy happiness? It’s true to some extent, but chances are that you’re not getting your money’s worth (WSJsee also The super-rich are just as miserable as the rest of us (The Week

• How Ayn Rand Became Libertarians’ Sociopathic Pixie Dream Girl (Vice

• The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease (Brain Pickings

• Why Is It So Hard to Get a Great Bagel in California? (NYT)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with international economist Dambisa Moyo.

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