Big Debt, Big Drought and Big Risk

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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My pre-flight hotel reads:

  • The Most Powerful Man in Banking: Fed governor Daniel Tarullo (Wall Street Journal)
  • Billion-Dollar Club Grows by 98 in 2015, Controls 88% of Industry AUM (FINalternatives)
  • Why Employers Have Lost the Upper Hand (Strategy+Business)
  • Trillions in Debt -- but for Now, No Reason to Worry (WSJ)
  • A Worrisome Pileup of $100 Million Homes (New York Times)
  • The incredible miracle in poor country development (Noahpinion)
  • Can the worldwide boom in digital fact-checking make the leap to TV? (Poynter)
  • Donald Trump is the ultimate tail-risk candidate, but voters aren’t focusing enough on how risky he is (Business Insider); see also Shady accounting underpins Trump’s wealth: The GOP nominee is rich. But how rich depends on odd accounting and subjective criteria. (Politico)
  • We’re in Year Five of California’s Drought (Slate)

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Another Trillion Dollars for Private Equity

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