How People Really Feel About the Economy

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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Hey, the week is almost over! Finish strong with our morning train reads:

  • Bernanke: How do people really feel about the economy? (Brookings)
  • Short interest in largest corporate bond ETF hits record level (Financial Timessee also Junk Bonds’ Big Short (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • Why was austerity once so popular? (Mainly Macro)
  • Car Makers Rev Up Push Into Electric Vehicles (Wall Street Journal)
  • Danny Meyer Just Single-Handedly Made the Apple Watch Relevant to the Hospitality Industry (Eater)
  • The Bloomberg Politics Poll Decoder: a more detailed picture of the voters behind the numbers (Bloomberg)
  • How Russia Wants to Undermine the U.S. Election (Time)
  • The hidden dangers of life on Mars (the Verge)
  • Will "Saturday Night Live" take down Trump? "Maybe it’s going to take comedians to do the job that cable news has relinquished." (Politico)
  • First the Sox, now the Cubs: Theo Epstein Is Making Lightning Strike Twice (New York Times)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Chris Ventresca, co-head of global mergers and acquisitions at JPMorgan, and Elizabeth Myers, global head of equity capital markets.

Recapping Monday's Debate

Source: The Atlantic

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Barry Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net

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