Cheating Death, Reading Polls and Profanity

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 Tuesday morning train reads:

  • S&P 500 Dregs Stage Uprising in Bull Market That Now Makes Sense (Bloomberg)
  • The impact of 2008 is still being felt by pension plans (Fiduciary Matters); see also Hedge Funds Are Losing Endowments After Exodus of Pensions (Bloomberg)
  • We read that 10,000-word interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook so you don’t have to (Recode)
  • The Great Productivity Puzzle (New Yorker); see all Let’s Be Optimistic About Productivity (Bloomberg View)
  • Charles Ellis and the Index Revolution (Institutional Investor)
  • How We Killed the Tea Party (Politico); see also Trump hires the B team (Politico)
  • Cheating death: Science is getting to grips with ways to slow aging (the Economist)
  • Who’s Behind A Mysterious Website Saying Polls Are Skewed Against Trump? (FiveThirtyEight); see also The Polls Aren’t Skewed: Trump Really Is Losing Badly (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Humans need to swear. But are we wearing out obscenities? (Maclean’s)
  • Researchers orbit a muon around an atom, confirm physics is broken (Ars Technica); see also Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open? The Standard Model could be going down (Scientific American)

What are you reading?

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