Ritholtz's Reads: Taylor Swift on Being Called 'Calculating'

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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After this past week, you deserve to kick back with a strong cup of joe, and enjoy our hand-curated weekend reads:

• The Rise and Fall of John DeLorean (Longreads

• How an F Student Became America’s Most Prolific Inventor (Bloombergsee also  Venture Capital and the Internet’s Impact (Stratechery

• The tipping minefield: who actually pockets your cash? (The Guardian

• Will the Earth Ever Fill Up? (Nautilus

• Terry Gross and the Art of Opening Up (NYT

• Taylor Swift on People Who Call Her “Calculating” (GQ

• She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away: Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. (Daily Beast

• Can ESPN Solve Its Grantland Problem? (Vanity Fair

• Another Nail in the JFK Conspiracy (NeuroLogica

• What is life? If we met new life – on this planet or the next – would we know it when we saw it? (Mosaic)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Paul Desmond of Lowry’s Research. 

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