Simplicity, Hair Dryers and Led Zeppelin

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 double expresso, grab a comfy seat, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Siri’s creators say they’ve made something better that will take care of everything for you (The Switch)
  • The Fiduciary Journey: Retirement advice will never be the same (InvestmentNews)
  • B2C Robo-Advisors Are Dying As Growth Rates Crash (Kitces)
  • Why is simpler better? Ockham’s Razor says that simplicity is a scientific virtue, but justifying this philosophically is strangely elusive (Aeon)
  • This Bar-Brawling Lawyer Might Just Take Down Led Zeppelin (Bloomberg)
  • Study Urges CDC to Revise Count of Deaths from Medical Error (ProPublica)
  • The World’s Newest Major Religion: No Religion (National Geographic)
  • Jared Kushner’s Trump Card (Bloomberg)
  • Dyson Wants to Create a Hair Dryer Revolution (NYT)
  • Metro sank into crisis despite decades of warnings (Washington Post)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Charles Rotblut of the American Association of Individual Investors.

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