Ritholtz's Reads: Secret Money and the Media

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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Pour yourself a robust mug of freshly ground and brewed Sumatra coffee, settle into your favorite easy chair, and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads:

  • The More Unique Your Portfolio, The Greater Its Potential (Investor's Field Guide)
  • The Secret Money Behind ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (WSJ)
  • The Future of Twitter: Q&A with Jack Dorsey (Bloomberg), see also How Jeff Bezos Became a Power Beyond Amazon (Fortune)
  • The Bribe Factory: The company that corrupted the global oil industry (The Age)
  • Maritime Insurance Built Ancient Rome (Priceonomics)
  • The VA Isn’t Broken, Yet: Inside the Koch brothers’ campaign to invent a scandal and dismantle the country’s most successful health care system. (Washington Monthly)
  • How Trump Hacked The Media (FiveThirtyEight)
  • All Hail Comedy’s Takeover of TV (Variety)
  • How ISIS Built the Machinery of Terror Under Europe’s Gaze (NYT)
  • Parrots Are a Lot More Than ‘Pretty Bird’ (NYT)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Tom Dorsey of Dorsey, Wright & Associates.

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