Can We Run a Bigger Deficit, Please?

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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Start your midweek day off right with our morning train reads:

  • The Proof That Investors Are Their Own Worst Enemy (Forbes)
  • Sell Side Battles for Relevance as the Balance of Power Shifts to Buy Side (Tabb Forum); see also Sector Surfing (The Reformed Broker)
  • Banks open a new front in trading floor surveillance (Financial News)
  • Financial markets are begging the US, Europe, and Japan to run bigger deficits (Vox)
  • Sherlock Holmes On How to Be a Better Investor (Motley Fool)
  • More Evidence That the Job Market Is Tightening and Wages Are Headed Higher (Bloombergbut see This Job Market Slump Started a While Ago (Bloomberg View)
  • Student Loan Debt Delaying First Time Homeownership in US, Says NAR (World Property Journal)
  • Inside the underground economy propping up New York City’s food carts (Crain’s New York)
  • Americans Give More Than $1B To Charity Every Day (Consumerist)
  • Gays, Guns and Jihad: Motives Blur on Closer Scrutiny (New York Times); see also Orlando gunman had been seen on gay dating apps, at Pulse nightclub before shooting (Washington Post)

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