Too Big to Fail and Twitter 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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Now that it's official, let’s get on to the finest morning train reads in the land:

  • Blankfein, Buffett & Bloomberg: To grow the economy, grow small businesses (USA Today)
  • Eleven Signs You Own the Right Portfolio (Jonathan Clements)
  • The Future of Podcasting (Stratchery)
  • The Epicenter of America’s Oil Bust Is Drawing Buyers (Wall Street Journal)
  • Explaining Investing In Ways That Make Sense (Motley Fool)
  • How "Too Big To Fail" is impeding innovation (FT Alphaville)
  • The smugger Germany gets about its powerful economy, the less competitive it becomes (Quartz)
  • The Spanish Town That Runs on Twitter (New York Times)
  • Altering the deal: Why Tony Fadell left Nest -- and Alphabet (Verge)
  • Islamic State kills dozens of its own in hunt for spies (AP); see also F.B.I. Steps Up Use of Stings in ISIS Cases (NYT)

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