The Boomer Legacy and Trump's Funnies

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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Welcome back to the fun house -- start your post-Brexit week right with the finest morning train reads in the land:

  • "What is the EU?" Brits in the U.K. ask Google the day after Brexit vote (CNET)
  • Is Your Portfolio Getting Enough Sleep? (BPS and Pieces)
  • The Boomer Legacy: An Economic Mess  (Above the Market)
  • Jeff Sachs: The Meaning of Brexit (Project Syndicate); see also Here Are The Newspaper Front Pages About Brexit (BuzzFeed)
  • “Private equity is threatening public safety”: When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers (New York Times)
  • World’s Largest Emerging Markets Plan a Different Kind of Ratings Agency (Bloomberg)
  • Amazon Echo and Alexa really matter: The Amazon Echo is the first smart consumer electronics product since the smartphone that’s poised to become a daily habit for millions. (Medium)
  • The great Brexit kabuki -- a masterclass in political theatre (Financial Times); see also The Sun, Not the Rain, Tipped the U.K. Vote (Bloomberg View)
  • Why the Tesla and electric car boom could be good news for the grid (LA Times)
  • People Are Replacing Calvin With Donald Trump In "Calvin And Hobbes" Strips And It’s Totally Awesome (Uproxx)

The Brexit Aftermath


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