Ritholtz's Reads: Most Americans Get Free Stuff From Government

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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The Standard & Poor's 500 Index has gained in five of the past six sessions. Keep it going with our morning train reads:

• Inside the Market of Stocks (Irrelevant Investor)

• Bernanke Pins Weak Recovery on Congress (NYTsee also Bernanke: GOP Congressman are why I’m no longer a Republican (Quartz)

• In Praise of the Dead (Investors): Fidelity’s “study” rings true, whether it exists or not. (Morningstar)

• Baby boomers have no idea what they’re doing with retirement planning (MarketWatch)

• Investment Advice is Shaped by the Business Model of the Organization Providing it (Research Puzzlesee also Yale Endowment Model Thrives as Swensen, Proteges Post Top Gains (Bloomberg)

• Beware of the liquidity delusion (FT)

• The Disturbing Reason This 20-Year-Old Calculator Is Still on Every Student’s Desk (Mic)

• For 40 years, no one knew this woman discovered a malaria cure. Now she’s won a Nobel (Voxbut see Nobel Laureates We’d Like To Forget (National Geographic)

• Reflecting On The First 100 Investments (Haywirebut see The Age of the Cockroach (Medium)

• Most Americans Get ‘Free Stuff’ From The Government (FiveThirtyEight)

What are you reading?

China’s Economic Future Depends on the Rise of Inland Cities

Source: WSJ

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