Ritholtz's Reads: How the Fed Saved the Economy

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 new workweek. Start it off right with our artisanal morning train reads: 

• Thoughts on Hedge Funds (A Wealth of Common Sensesee also Most Hedge Funds had a Terrible September (Eqira)

• New Liquidity Rules Will Make Fund Managers More Chicken-Hearted (Moneybeat)

• Bernanke: How the Fed Saved the Economy (WSJsee also Bank execs should have gone to jail for causing Great Recession (USA Today)

• Global growth shows clear signs of slowdown (FT)

• Google’s driverless car drivers ride a career less traveled (Seattle Pisee also Self-Driving Cars Could Save 300,000 Lives Per Decade in America (The Atlantic)

• Can You See the Future? Probably Better Than Professional Forecasters (MoneyBeat)

• Inside The Epic Fantasy That’s Driven Donald Trump For 33 Years (Forbes)

• Wonks for Hire: Elizabeth Warren challenged a think tank over iffy, industry-backed research. There’s a lot more where that came from. (Slate)

• The Troubles of “Bitcoin’s PayPal” Show Why the Cryptocurrency Is Not a Good Payment Mechanism (MIT Technology Review)

• How They Got Their Guns: Criminal histories and documented mental health problems did not prevent at least eight of the gunmen in 14 recent mass shootings from obtaining their weapons (NYTsee also Guns killed more Americans in 12 years than AIDS, war, and illegal drug overdoses combined (Vox)

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Source: WSJ

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