Trumpology, Commuting and Exercise

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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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of French roast coffee, grab a comfy seat, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Uncanny Valley: I would say more, but I signed an NDA. (n+1)
  • Trumpology: A Master Class. There are five people who’ve gone deeper on The Donald than anyone else alive. We brought them together for the definitive conversation about who he really is. (Politico)
  • Inside One of the World’s Most Secretive iPhone Factories (Bloomberg)
  • Fixing the American Commute: We blame cars for transportation woes, but can new technology turn them into saviors? (Curbed)
  • A Leak Wounded This Company. Fighting the Feds Finished It Off. (Bloomberg)
  • In an Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat: Companies are becoming adept at identifying wealthy customers and marketing to them, creating a money-based caste system. (NYT)
  • San Francisco’s long shadow: The nation’s biggest housing winners and losers live only 80 miles apart.  (Washington Post)
  • What Caused the Great Crime Decline in the U.S.? After decades of soaring levels of homicides and drug violence, the country’s crime rate plunged dramatically over the last 25 years. (Atlantic)
  • The Art of Larry Gagosian’s Empire (WSJ), but see also The Big Fake: Behind The Scenes Of Knoedler Gallery’s Downfall (ARTnews)
  • Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies (Vox)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Kelly Coffey, chief executive officer of JPMorgan U.S. Private Bank, with more than $650 billion in client assets.

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Source: Bloomberg

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