Amazon's Takeover, Laissez-Faire's Demise

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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Long weekend is almost here! We’ll help you get there with our morning train reads:

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  • What Millennials Are Doing Right -- and Wrong -- About Retirement (Bloomberg)
  • Why the Stock Market Makes You Feel Terrible Every Single Day (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Will a wave of anger wipe out laissez-faire economics? (New York Times)
  • Prime Real Estate: Amazon Has Swallowed Downtown Seattle (Bloomberg)
  • Are We Smart Enough To Control AI? (NewCo Shift); see also A.I. Downs Expert Human Fighter Pilot In Dogfight Simulation (Popular Science)
  • The world’s losers are revolting, and Brexit is only the beginning (Wonkblog)
  • How Biases Affect Investor Behaviour (SSRN); see also "Invisible Influence": What Really Shapes Our Decisions (Wharton)
  • Pethokoukis: The magical thinking of America’s pro-Brexit conservatives (the Week)
  • Hardly anybody wants to speak at Trump’s convention (Politico); see also You’ll Laugh at the Excuses Republicans Are Making for Skipping the GOP Convention (Blue Nation Review)

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