Ritholtz's Reads: On Shamans and Jobs Report Myths

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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My shade grown, organic morning train reads: 

• Inside Steve Cohen’s groundbreaking ‘Academy’ poaching young talent from Wall Street (Business Insider)

• Google’s Cute Cars And The Ugly End Of Driving (BuzzFeedsee also This Car Knows Your Next Misstep Before You Make It (MIT Technology Review)

• Munger’s Advice on Shamans, Humility, and Attention Spans (Motley Fool)

• How Steve Jobs Fleeced Carly Fiorina (Medium)

• Myth or Fact? How Some Jobs-Report Analysis Goes Wrong (Real Time Economics)

• Ultra Wealthy Buying Homes Globally for Investment Diversification, Gain Citizenship (World Property Journal)

• How Putin blindsided the US over Syria (BBC)

• IBM’s super fast, powerful and tiny carbon computer chips could soon be in all our devices (Quartz)

• Is Wealth Inequality Hidden in Tax Havens? Piketty’s Co-Author Thinks So (Real Time Economics) see also Why is so much wealth hidden? Failed democracy. (Washington Center for Equitable Growth)

• GOP Presidential Candidates, Science, and Reality (Slate)

 Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with economist A. Gary Shilling.

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