Ritholtz's Reads: How Germany Prevailed in the Greek Bailout

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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Pour yourself a tall glass of slow brewed iced coffee, and start your Saturday with our longer-form weekend reads:

• Jonathan Miller is the Most Trusted (and Quoted) Man in New York Real Estate (Observer)

• The Future of Cancer: Closer to a Cure. Sloan Kettering CEO Craig Thompson on the revolution under way in cancer prevention and treatment (WSJ)

• What It Feels Like to Go Viral: BuzzFeed, YouTube, and (former) Gawker stars all describe a similar psychological rush, but riding the viral wave comes with dangers too (Pacific Standard)

• How Germany Prevailed in the Greek Bailout (NYT)

• How Driscoll’s Is Hacking the Strawberry of the Future (Bloomberg)

• Mutually Assured Content: In 2015, the illusion of audience ownership is becoming harder to sustain (The Awl)

• Secrets of the Brain: New technologies are shedding light on biology’s greatest unsolved mystery: how the brain really works. (National Geographicsee also Important Link between the Brain and Immune System Found (Scientific American)

• The Attack On Truth: We have entered an age of willful ignorance (Chronicle of Higher Education)

• Frank Zappa’s ‘last word’: The musician’s widow, Gail, says she promised him that she’d look out for his legacy. (LA Times)

• Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism: Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today (The Atlantic)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt.

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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James Greiff at jgreiff@bloomberg.net