Economic Anxiety and the Business of Outrage

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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Well, that was something. Our palate-cleansing morning train reads:

  • Ben Bernanke: Are Americans better off than they were a decade or two ago? (Brookings)
  • Economic Anxiety and the Limits of Data Journalism (Baseline Scenario); see also Why distrust data? (Macro Mom)
  • What Does Nevada’s $35 Billion Fund Manager Do All Day? Nothing (Wall Street Journal)
  • Charles Ellis and the Index Revolution (Institutional Investor)
  • Here’s Why Technical Analysis Gets a Bad Rap (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Historic Achievement: Microsoft researchers reach human parity in conversational speech recognition (Next at Microsoft); see also Christensen’s Disruption Theory & Bezos’s Amazon (Medium)
  • Loneliness often follows sudden wealth (BBC)
  • How the Chemical Industry Joined the Fight Against Climate Change (New York Times)
  • I trolled my IRS scammers for weeks. I learned something really dark. (Vox); see also 500 employees of call centers in Mira Road detained for duping U.S. citizens (Mid-day)
  • The business of outrage: Some Americans are getting rich by pushing politics to extremes (the Economist)

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