Nest Eggs, Mocking the Rich and Harley Quinn

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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Well, I’m glad that's over. Enjoy our morning train reads:

  • Here’s How Workers Help Themselves To Bigger Retirement Nest Eggs (Investor's Business Daily); see also Why Doesn’t Your Company Want You to Put More in Your 401(k)? (Bloomberg)
  • Real estate rules as investing choice; stocks tied for third (Bankrate)
  • Musk just threw down the gauntlet to Uber, public transport and logistics (
  • Idiot’s Guide to Mocking Buffett, Dimon, Fink & Friends (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • Why Trump’s Acceptance Speech Hardly Mentioned the Economy (Slate)
  • This much I know: Daniel Kahneman. The 78-year-old Nobel Prize-winning psychologist on his pessimistic mother, the delusion of investment bankers and the need for irony (The Guardian)
  • Roger Ailes’ Stunning Fall Marks the End of a Murdoch Era (Hollywood Reporter); see also Roger Ailes created another big problem for Fox News -- the average age of its audience is 68 (Recode)
  • Does Subsidizing Crops We’re Told To Eat Less Of Fatten Us Up? (the Salt)
  • Hip-Hop Is Turning On Donald Trump (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Harley Quinn Breaks Out in "Suicide Squad" (Wall Street Journal)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jack Schwager, author of "Market Wizards" and the man who inspired this whole thing.

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