Solar Sours, Google Surges and Trolling Taylor Swift

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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And now, on to the general election! Recover from the conventions with our morning train reads:

  • Is Active Management Dead? Not Even Close (CFA Institute); see also Fooled by Conviction (S&P Global)
  • Crony capitalists: Why Home Solar Panels No Longer Pay in Some States (New York Times)
  • Who Was the Richest Person Who Ever Lived? (Barron’s)
  • How iPhones and Uber Cut the Red Tape and Expanded the Economy (Fiscal Times)
  • Google Profits Surge on Strong Ad Demand (Wall Street Journal); see also Amazon’s Profits Grow More Than 800 Percent, Lifted by Cloud Services (NYT)
  • Samantha Bee says her show isn’t influential. Don’t believe her. (Washington Post)
  • Relax about robots but worry over climate change (Financial Times)
  • Sure, Taylor Swift deserves protection from trolls. But don’t we all? (the Guardian)
  • The Year’s Best Astronomy Photos Will Take You to Another Dimension (Gizmodo)
  • Trump Sick And Tired Of Mainstream Media Always Trying To Put His Words Into Some Sort Of Context (the Onion); see also Hillary Clinton: "When I Was A Child, Most Special Interest Groups Wouldn’t Even Consider Donating Large Sums Of Money To A Woman" (the Onion)

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