Jargon, Monty Python and the YouTube War

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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That was a fun short week! Here are my Friday morning train reads:

  • Worst. Analyst team. Ever. (Bloomberg)
  • Twitter is betting everything on Jack Dorsey. Will it work? (Vanity Fair)
  • Startups can’t explain what they do because they’re addicted to meaningless jargon (Quartz); see also No Venture Capital Needed, or Wanted (New York Times)
  • Young people should consider moving to these affordable "18-hour cities" to start their careers (Business Insider)
  • Monty Python on Brexit: “Apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the freshwater system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?” (NYT)
  • The tiny little problem with Chicago economics (Real-World Economics Review)
  • The Politics of Anger (Project Syndicate); see also The disappearing middle class, and a nation, on the brink (Star Tribune)
  • The NSA’s guide to the internet is the weirdest thing you’ll read today (Muckrock)
  • Music World Bands Together Against YouTube, Seeking Change to Law (NYT)
  • Conflicts of Interest? President Trump’s Would Be Amazing (Bloomberg View); see also It’s Not the Economy, Stupid (Wall Street Journal)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Steven Pinker, professor of cognitive psychology at Harvard and author of "How the Mind Works." 

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