Ritholtz's Reads: Brexit Blues and Thiel's Moment

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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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Major Dickason's Blend coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer-form reads.

  • The Folly of Stock Market Forecasting (Alpha Architect)
  • Brexit Blues (London Review of Books)
  • My Investing Mentors (Irrelevant Investor), see also Investor’s Field Guide Full Reading List (Investor’s Field Guide)
  • How the Men Who Built Brazil’s Highways and Bridges Made an Entire System Corrupt (Slate)
  • My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-Day Hunt for Food in a Starving Land (Bloomberg)
  • The Strange Politics of Peter Thiel, Trump’s Most Unlikely Supporter (BusinessWeek), see also Why Silicon Valley Hates Trump. (Slate)
  • Behind the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision, More Than a Decade of Privately Funded Research (ProPublica)
  • The Tamir Rice Story: How to Make a Police Shooting Disappear (GQ)
  • The End of a Republican Party: Racial and cultural resentment have replaced the party’s small government ethos. (FiveThirtyEight), see also GOP, RIP? (Washington Post)
  • David Chang’s secret code to unleashing the most amazing flavors on Earth (Wired)
  • Happy centennial! Be sure to check out our 100th edition of Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jack Schwager, the man who inspired this whole thing.


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Barry Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net