Ritholtz's Reads: Are Pension Funds Getting What They Pay For?

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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That was fun! Here are my morning, post-GOP-debate reads:

  • Are Pension Funds Getting What They Pay For or Not? (WOCS)
  • Where’s the Evidence?  (Evidence Investor)
  • Hedge Fund Losses From Commodity Slump Sparking Investor Exodus: Investors are demanding their money back as losses mount (Bloomberg)
  • Debt markets: After the binge (FT)
  • Taylor Swift Reveals How She Stood Up to Apple (Vanity Fair)
  • These are the secret code words that let you criticize the Chinese government (Washington Post)
  • Iran is weak (Noahpinion)
  • Jon Stewart, Sarcastic Critic of Politics and Media, Is Signing Off (NYTsee also All The Careers Launched By ‘The Daily Show’ In One Video (Digg)
  • Man vs. Bugs: Who’s Winning? In mankind’s age-old battle against bugs, we’ve come up with some pretty madcap measures (WSJ)
  • “Hell is Empty and All the Devils Are Here”: A Shakespearean guide to the Republican primaries. (McSweeney’s)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with author and advisor’s advisor Nick Murray.

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