Ritholtz's Reads: Squashing Twitter and Saving Journalism

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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My “How low can oil prices go?” morning train reads:

  • Fees on Mutual Funds and ETFs Tumble Toward Zero (WSJ)
  • The World’s Favorite New Tax Haven Is the United States (Businessweek)
  • Activist Investors May Have Met Their Match: A Down Market (DealBook), see also As Stock Prices Slump, Don’t Count on Buybacks (WSJ)
  • What It’s Like to Be Owned by Berkshire Hathaway (Harvard Business Review)
  • The secret history of GM’s Chinese bailout (Quartz), but see Free Trade With China Wasn’t Such a Great Idea (Bloomberg View)
  • How Facebook Squashed Twitter (Stratechery)
  • Where Did All the Shoppers Go? (Bloomberg Gadfly), see also How Bad Is Retail? Look at the Bonds (WSJ)
  • Wolf: The economic losers are in revolt against the elites (FT), see also The Republican Party May Be Failing (FiveThirtyEight)
  • The Dutch tech whiz who could save journalism (Politico)
  • One Way to Help Fix Sexism in Science: Be Aware of It. Lady Science Can Help. (Slate), see also Lady Science (Lady Science)

What are you reading?

The Weather’s Effect on the Monthly Change in Nonfarm Payrolls

Source: WSJ

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