Ritholtz's Reads: Tech Creates More Than It Destroys

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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Saturday arrives, and just in time. Pour yourself a tall mug of Two Volcanoes Guatemala Dark Roast, and settle in for our longer form weekend reads:

  • Unreliable Experts: Getting in the way of outstanding performance (What Works On Wall Street)
  • 31 million men, 12,000 women: Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site (Gizmodo)
  • Brad Katsuyama’s Next Chapter: His once tiny dark pool got a big boost from Flash Boys. Now, this unlikely celebrity is out to prove IEX Group has what it takes to become a public stock exchange. (Bloombergsee also Masters in Business: Brad Katsuyama (BV)
  • Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data (The Guardian)
  • Making Decisions in a Complex Adaptive System (Farnam Street)
  • “Cowboy Doctors” and Health Costs (Harvard Magazine)
  • 10 Years After Katrina (NYTsee also Ten years later: New Orleans contends with its disappearing coast (Washington Post)
  • The Mystery of ISIS (NY Review of Books)
  • Redeeming the Octopus -- the most remarkable creature of our nightmares (New Statesman)
  • How "Born to Run" Captured the Decline of the American Dream: Bruce Springsteen’s breakout album embodied the lost ‘70s -- the tense, political, working-class rejection of an increasingly unequal society (The Atlantic)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Paul McCulley, former chief economist of PIMCO.

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