Ritholtz's Reads: The Machine That Changed the World

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 some week! Pour yourself some slow brewed java, and kick back with our longer form weekend reads:

  • The Machine That Changed the World: Computers and modern finance entered the world together (Economic Principals)
  • The Market Impact of Passive Trading (Research Affiliates)
  • Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future? (MIT Technology Review)
  • The abridged history of Disney, 2015–2040 AD (The Verge)
  • The Donald Has Landed -- Deal With It (Time)
  • Stephen Colbert on Making The Late Show His Own (GQ)
  • A Bank for People Who Hate Banks (Bloomberg)
  • Will the Pope Change the Vatican? Or Will the Vatican Change the Pope? (Nat Geo)
  • Just Below the Surface: Dubious wilderness, cutthroat business, and human casualties in the war over the fabled Californian Oyster. (Long Reads)
  • Price for TSA’s failed body scanners: $160 million. How bad are the machines at catching threats? So bad that Sen. Ron Johnson suggests adding metal detectors. (Politico)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with fivethirtyeight.com’s Nate Silver.

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