Ritholtz's Reads: Put on Your Kicks and Crank Up the Music

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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Welcome to the weekend! Pour yourself a hot mug of Jamaican Blue Mountain, and settle in for our longer weekend reads:

• Sneaker Wars: Inside the Battle Between Nike and Adidas (GQ)

• Children of the Yuan Percent: Everyone Hates China’s Rich Kids (Bloomberg)

• How Prescription Drugs Get So Wildly Expensive (Wired)

• A Brief History of the Corporation: 1600 to 2100 (Ribbon Farm) but see A Country Is Not a Company (Harvard Business Review)

• Tastemaker: How Spotify’s Discover Weekly cracked human curation at internet scale (The Verge)

• Do Millennials Really Deserve Their Bratty Reputation? (Vanity Fair)

• The Politics of Star Trek (Claremont Institute)

• Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain? There’s no quick fix for post-traumatic stress disorder, but research has shown that surfing’s physicality and flow can give victims some relief and a way forward. (Outside) see also In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another (NYT)

• How the Church of Scientology fought the Internet -- and why it lost (Kernal)

• The long, shameful list of school shootings since Newtown (Every Town) see also Mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map (Vox)

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

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