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Ritholtz's Reads: Living a Distraction-Free Life

Here are your Friday morning reads.

Well, that was an interesting week. Finish strong with our free-range morning train reads:

• Amazon Is Capturing Bigger Slice of U.S. Online Holiday Spending (Bloomberg)
• Remember When (Wealth of Common Sensesee also The Junk Bond Rout That Wasn’t (NYT)
• Case closed: Apple’s dud might do alright (MacWorld)
• Gate Keepers from Hell (A Teachable Moment)
• Rebuilding the Middle Class the Army Way (NYT)
• Why Are Drug Monopolies Running Amok? Meet Deborah Feinstein (The Intercept)
• 10 Unconventional Habits to Live Distraction-Less (Becoming Minimalistsee also How I Turned My iPhone Into a Simple, Distraction-Free Device (Lifehacker)
• Leaked: Secret catalog of gadgets police and feds can use to spy on your cellphone (boingboing)
• A Year in Search 2015 (Google Trends)
• The Case for the Empire: Everything you think you know about Star Wars is wrong. (Weekly Standardsee also The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker: A Jedi’s Path to Jihad (Decider)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Stephen Roach, former chief economist at Morgan Stanley, current lecturer at Yale.

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