Ritholtz's Reads: How Stanford Took On the Giants of Economics

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 strong mug of Intelligentsia Coffee (I’m drinking "Black Cat Espresso"), settle back and enjoy our longer-form weekend reading:

• The World’s Best Investment For the Next 12 Months (Philosophical Economics)

• Inside the Design Labs Where the iPhone’s Coolest New Feature Was Built (Bloomberg)

• How Stanford Took On the Giants of Economics (The Upshot)

• What Makes Uber Run: The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod. (Fast Company)

• What Are a Hospital’s Costs? Utah System Is Trying to Learn (NYT)

• How Art Reveals the Limits of Neuroscience (Chronicle of Higher Education)

• The Sunniest Climate-Change Story You’ve Ever Read: This Is the Year Humans Finally Got Serious About Saving Themselves From Themselves (NY Magazinesee also We Might Be Near Peak Environmental Impact (Bloomberg View)

• Life Story: Looking at unsolved scientific mysteries, we ask how living things got going and whether they exist elsewhere than Earth (The Economist)

• From Spygate to Deflategate: Inside what split the NFL and New England Patriots apart (ESPN)

• What Kinds of Pets Get Adopted? (Priceonomicssee also This Korean lab has nearly perfected dog cloning, and that’s just the start (TechInsider)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jason Zweig, Wall Street Journal personal finance columnist, author of “Your Money & Your Brain and the forthcoming “The Devil’s Financial Dictionary.”

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