Polling Errors, Guns and Buffett's Office

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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It's hump day! Make the best of it with our morning train reads:

  • Amazon Eats the Department Store (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • Buying on Stock-Market Dips Is Logical (Morningstar)
  • Harvard Is in an Unusual Spot: Back of the (Investment) Class (Wall Street Journal)
  • Silicon Valley’s Secrets Are Hiding in Marc Andreessen’s Library (Wired); see also Google Trips is a killer travel app for the modern tourist (the Verge)
  • Marijuana legalization is facing a major challenge from the alcohol industry (Business Insider)
  • 10 Things Found In Warren Buffett’s Office (SparkFin)
  • The Error the Polling World Rarely Talks About: We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data. They Had Four Different Results (Upshot)
  • The Truth About Streaming: It Pays Labels A Lot, They Don’t Pay Musicians (TechCrunch); see also What Major Music Streaming Services Pay Artists, Visualized (FastCo Design)
  • "More guns in fewer hands" -- US study charts rise of hardcore super owners (the Guardian)
  • These Legendary Movie Props Are Up For Auction (Bloomberg)

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