Shrinking Lawns and Olympic-Size Omens

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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My morning train vacation reads:

  • How remain failed: the inside story of a doomed campaign (the Guardian); see also Did economists fail us over Brexit? (Financial Times)
  • Five bricks in the wall of worry (Macro Man)
  • Take a Simple Idea and Take It Seriously (Motley Fool)
  • Why Some Economists See Faster Wage Growth Around the Corner (Wall Street Journal)
  • As U.S. Homes Grow, Lawns Are Shrinking (City Lab); see also The Shrinking of the American Lawn (the Atlantic)
  • I’m a millennial and my generation sucks (New York Post)
  • What Is Loss Aversion? (Scientific American)
  • Seven very bad omens for the Rio Olympics (PRI)
  • Consummate Hitter Ichiro Suzuki Comes in Contact With an Irrefutable Number (New York Times)
  • Everything You Need To Know About Britain’s Scathing Iraq Inquiry (Digg); see also Iraq: The World Capital of Terrorism (the Atlantic)

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