Ritholtz's Reads: Kanye's Debt Problem

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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Nice week (for a pleasant change). Make it to the finish line with our morning train reads:

  • A Dozen Things You Can Learn from the Anti-Models that are Bernard Madoff and His Victims (25iq)
  • How to Bail Out Kanye West: The Creator of the ‘Bowie Bond’ on ’Ye’s $53M Debt Problem (Daily Beast)
  • America: Land of the Free, Home of Mediocre Public Fund Investing (Chief Investment Officer)
  • Threats to hedge fund managers’ ‘secret sauce’ (FT)
  • Your Landlord Is a Drag on Growth (Bloomberg View)
  • E-Commerce: Convenience Built on a Mountain of Cardboard (NYT)
  • Inside the Mosquito Factory That Could Stop Dengue and Zika (MIT Technology Review)
  • Secret Memo Details U.S.’s Broader Strategy to Crack Phones (Bloomberg)
  • The NSA’s SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people (Ars Technica)
  • And The Award For Worst Career After An Oscar Win Goes To … (FiveThirtyEight)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with restaurant labor expert Saru Jayaraman on the demise of tipping and the minimum wage.

Fewer Bulls Now Than in March 2009 and March 2003

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