Awful Investments, Dangerous Drones and Holocaust Denial

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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My morning reads:

• One of 2016’s Worst-Performing Assets: Frontier Markets (Wall Street Journal)

• A Portrait of the Investing Columnist as a (Very) Young Man (Jason Zweigsee alsoTen Things I’ve Learned From Blogging (Fortune Financial)

• Five doable strategies for financial success in 2017 (USA Today)

• Rationally Irrational (Irrelevant Investorsee also The Hierarchy of Investment Difficulty (A Wealth of Common Sense)

• Some States Create Lots of Jobs But Lose People (Bloomberg View)

• Soaring insulin prices are a case in point: A ‘free market’ in healthcare is doomed (LA Timessee also Carl Icahn Is a Good Investor. But He Has No Business Being Donald Trump’s Regulatory Scourge (Slate)

• The US Is Vulnerable to Drone Attacks. Here’s How to Stop Them (Wired)

• Will somebody please give Norm Macdonald another TV show? (Washington Postsee also Norm Macdonald Tweeted About The SNL Anniversary & You’re Gonna Want To Read Every Word (Gothamist)

• Google’s top results for “Did the Holocaust happen” now expunged of denial sites (Search Engine Land)

• Rogue One: an ‘Engineering Ethics’ Story (SciFi Policysee also One of the best performances in ‘Rogue One’ is by an actor who died in 1994 (SF Gate)

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