Classic Cars, Bust Towns and Going Nuclear

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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That was a fast week. Finish it with our artisanal morning train reads:

  • Noise: How to Overcome the High, Hidden Cost of Inconsistent Decision Making (Harvard Business Review)
  • Investment trend: Are classic cars overtaking art? (Classic Driver)
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Turning Employees Into Shareholders (Atlantic)
  • How to Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs (strategy + business); see also Where today’s jobs are most likely to vanish tomorrow (Wonkblog)
  • The Case for Active Trading (Chief Investment Officer)
  • As housing reignites, even bust towns are booming again (MarketWatch)
  • Why financial advisers hate Elizabeth Warren (Investment News)
  • New poll shows how Trump-Clinton matchup is redrawing the electoral map (Washington Post); see also To launch a nuclear strike, Clinton or Trump would follow these steps (Bloomberg)
  • Inside The iPhone 7: Why Apple Killed The Headphone Jack (BuzzFeed)
  • The Enduring Lessons of “Star Trek” (New Yorker)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with impact investor Matthew Weatherley-White of the Caprock Group.

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