Wal-Mart's Crime Problem and Internet Trolls

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 coffee, grab a seat on your favorite lounger and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:

• Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy (Businessweek)

• Tim Cook, the interview: Running Apple ‘is sort of a lonely job’ (Washington Post)

• How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet (Time)

• Seth Klarman’s take-it-or-leave-it approach (Waiter’s Pad)

• The Monty Hall Problem: The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman (Priceonomics)

• The End of Brawn: The future of work will require a lot of empathy and intellect, with a steadily declining need for brute burliness (The Atlantic)

• Why are the streets always under construction? (NYT)

• The painkillers that could end the opioid crisis (MIT Technology Review)

• Present at the Creation: The never-told-before story of the meeting that led to the creation of ISIS, as explained by an Islamic State insider (Foreign Policy). See also Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart (NYT)

• The Phelps Files: As Michael Phelps makes history in his fifth Olympics, get to know the members of his entourage (The Ringer)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Jeff Gramm, son of former Senator Phil Gramm and author of “Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism.”

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Source: New York Times

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