Golden Parachutes, Coin Flips and Trump News

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 midweek morning train reads:

  • Bond Traders, Your New Government Is Apple (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • What a well-known researcher discovered when he asked people to flip a coin on important life decisions (Wonkblog)
  • The Top 20 CEOs With Even Bigger Golden Parachutes than Marissa Mayer’s (Bloomberg)
  • Imaging, Snapchat and mobile (Benedict Evans)
  • Two Lingering Suspicions About Economic Statistics (Bloomberg View)
  • Don’t Let What You Cannot Do Interfere With What You Can (A Teachable Moment)
  • Your political Facebook posts aren’t changing how your friends think (Quartz)
  • Is Donald Trump’s Endgame the Launch of Trump News? (Vanity Fair)
  • Hosting The Olympics Is A Terrible Investment (FiveThirtyEight); see also Bob Costas steps in it by saying Usain Bolt is bigger than Bob Marley (Sporting News)
  • Top 12 Signs You’re Dealing With Trolls and Ignoramuses (LinkedIn)

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