Ritholtz's Reads: The Bernanke Leadership Standard

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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Back to the work! Start it right with the finest morning train reads in the business:

• The Ballad of the Breakaway Broker (Reformed Broker

• Lowenstein: Why Americans Don’t Trust the Fed (WSJsee also Ben Bernanke, the Grown-Up in the Room: At a time of shrill politics, the former Fed chief reminds us of what mature leadership is about. (Politico

• Nice compare & contrast: Coin Flippers Drenched in Alpha (Irrelevant Investor

• How the U.S. and OPEC Drive Oil Prices (NYT

• An Engineering Theory of the Volkswagen Scandal (New Yorker

• Coincidence? China Economic Growth Falls Below 7% for First Time Since 2009 (WSJand coincidentally Report Warns of Chinese Hacking (WSJ

• Copyrights and wrongs (Tim Harford

• The subprime ‘unicorns’ that do not look a billion dollars (FTsee also Theranos Trouble: A First Person Account (Monday Note

• Why Is the CBO Concocting a Phony Debt Crisis? A simple accounting trick is arming austerity hawks with a powerful, phony weapon. (The Nation

• Propaganda trumps journalism in conservative media climate reporting (The Guardian

Most gun owners don’t belong to the NRA -- and they don’t agree with it either

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