Ritholtz's Reads: Industrial Production Ruined Bread

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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Kick back, pour yourself some strong joe, and settle in for our longer form weekend reads:

• Even Michael Lewis Was Surprised Hollywood Bet on The Big Short (Vanity Fair)

• Department of Defense Head Ashton Carter Enlists Silicon Valley to Transform the Military (Wired)

• Bread Is Broken: Industrial production destroyed both the taste and the nutritional value of wheat. (NYT)

• There Is Only One Way to Defeat ISIS (Esquire)

• I worked in a video store for 25 years. Here’s what I learned as my industry died. (Vox)

• Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity? (Nautilussee also When was modern science invented? (New Humanist)

• Lunch with the FT: John Oliver. Over sushi in Manhattan, the satirical news anchor talks about failure in England, hosting his own US show and why he’s not practicing comedy as activism (FT)

• Forensic Pseudoscience: The Unheralded Crisis of Criminal Justice (Boston Review)

• The Samoan Pipeline: How does a tiny island, 5,000 miles from the U.S. mainland, produce so many professional football players? (California Sundaysee also The Subsidy Gap: The $10 Billion Divide Between Elite Sports Programs And All The Rest (Huffington Post)

• Miami Is Sinking Into the Sea—But Not Without a Fight (New Republic)

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Source: WSJ

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