Ritholtz's Reads: ETFs, Inflation and Marijuana

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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Welcome the week back with our morning train reads:

  • The ETF Files: How the U.S. government inadvertently launched a $3 trillion industry. (Bloomberg Markets)
  • Is US inflation (finally) rising? (FT)
  • Passive investors need to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in (Telegraph), see also This bull market gets no respect (MarketWatch)
  • Software Is Disrupting Venture-Capital Sector (WSJ)
  • Admissions of Uncertainty (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Scam victims aren’t dumb; they’re human (Los Angeles Times)
  • Legal marijuana is finally doing what the drug war couldn’t (Wonkblog)
  • How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth (McKinsey Global Institute)
  • Lizard Found Preserved In Amber Is 99 Million Years Old, Scientists Say (Reuters)
  • Republicans are handing Clinton the playbook to beat Trump (Mashable), see also Louis C.K. on Donald Trump: “He’s an insane bigot.” (Variety)

Be sure to check out our new Masters in Business interview with Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation.

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