Reagan, McMansions and Falsehoods

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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Is it hot in here, or is it just me? No matter. Cool off with our AC-powered morning reads:

  • Clinton and Trump Both Embrace Keynesianism (Barron’s)
  • A Simple Test to Dispel the Illusion Behind Stock Buybacks (New York Times)
  • Bond Funds Turn to Emerging Markets (Wall Street Journal)
  • How Ronald Reagan zapped a recession with massive government spending (the Week); see also Making America’s debt great again (Brookings)
  • Do Stocks Diversify Bonds? (Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Virtu Never Loses (Well, Almost Never) (Bloomberg)
  • McMansions 101: What Makes a McMansion Bad Architecture? (Worst of McMansions)
  • Margin of Danger: When you don’t know what you don’t know. (Medium) but see Things I’m Pretty Sure About (Motley Fool)
  • How we let the phoneys take control and debase the language of politics (the Guardian)
  • A massive new study debunks a widespread theory for Donald Trump’s success (Wonkblog)

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