Ritholtz's Reads: A Year of Contradictions

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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Only four days left until the end of Shopmas! Our morning train reads are both naughty and nice!

• 2015 Was a Year of Contradictions (Barron’s

• Another Delay for an Upstart Stock Exchange (NYT

• The unofficial Goldman Sachs guide to New Year’s resolutions (Business Insider) see also Goldman Sachs: 21 of the World’s Most Interesting Charts (Bloomberg

• Lessons from the Oil Market Collapse of 2014-2015 (Weekend Musings

• The Big Short: Was It Greed Or Accounting Rules? (Forbessee also Did Fair-Value Accounting Contribute to the Financial Crisis? (National Bureau of Economic Research

• Inside Google’s Quantum Computing Lab, Questing for the Perfect Computer (MIT Technology Review

• The force is strong in this firm: Disney is making a fortune and safeguarding its future by buying childhood (Economist

• Music in the brain: For the first time, scientists identify a neural population highly selective for music. (MIT News

• Why Mars should be independent from Earth (BBC

• 2015 in Graphics (Bloomberg

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Source: Bloomberg

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