Ritholtz's Reads: Tech Companies and Boom Towns

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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Interesting primary yesterday, moving us (blessedly) closer to the end of the interminable campaign. Oh, and our morning train reads:

  • Tech Companies Face Greater Scrutiny for Paying Workers With Stock (NYT)
  • America’s Top 30 Boom Towns of 2016 Revealed (World Property Journal), but see What Makes Housing Too Expensive (Bloomberg View)
  • Bill Gates: America’s secret weapon (Reuters)
  • Interview with BOJ’s Haruhiko Kuroda (transcript) (WSJ)
  • Sean Parker, Silicon Valley’s bad boy genius, wants to kick the *!$% out of cancer (Washington Post)
  • The Science behind the DEA’s Long War on Marijuana: Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. (Scientific American)
  • Unlikely Alliances: When North Carolina’s legislators tried to limit L.G.B.T. rights, big business was their toughest opponent. (New Yorker)
  • Droids Not Drones Are the Future of E-Commerce Deliveries (Bloomberg), see also Forget Flight, the Future of Delivery is a Six-Wheeled Bot (Bloomberg)
  • High-energy neutrino nabbed by Antarctic detector (Cosmos), see also The Laws of Cosmology May Need a Re-Write (Universe Today)
  • Message in a bottle, promising finder a shilling, bobs up after 108 years (Guardian)

What are you reading?

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