Ritholtz's Reads: Lagarde, Ghostwriting and Maintenance

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 mug of coffee, settle into your favorite swinging chair, and enjoy our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Q&A With Christine Lagarde: Finance’s Firefighter Wants to Be Its Architect (Bloomberg)
  • Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted (Institutional Investor)
  • Mark Dow’s Emerging Market Play (ETF.com)
  • Crash Beliefs from Investor Surveys (Social Science Research Network), see also Everyone Worries Too Much About ‘Black Swans’ (Bloomberg View)
  • The Ghostwriting Business (Priceonomics)
  • An Enlightenment for Grownups (spiked review)
  • Innovation is overvalued. Maintenance often matters more (Aeon)
  • I am on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted: Friends decline my invitations and I have taken to sleeping outside under the trees, to avoid becoming a magnet of death for my family (Independent)
  • Steve Kerr has suffered more than you will ever know (ESPN)
  • On Its 40th Anniversary: Notes on the Making of All the President’s Men (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Dan Biederman, the man behind Bryant Park, on public-private partnerships.

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