Believing Crazy Ideas, Trump's Inheritance and HGTV

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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I have busy day of sight-seeing ahead of me, but before I head out into the sunshine, some morning reads:

• Americans — especially but not exclusively Trump voters — believe crazy, wrong things (Washington Post)

• Ten Economic Questions for 2017 (Calculated Risksee alsoThree Economic Lessons From 2016 — And Three Questions For 2017 (FiveThirtyEight)

• Big Growth in Tiny Businesses U.S.: Companies that employ nobody but the owner soar, but some worry it won’t help overall job growth (Wall Street Journal)

• Why Low Rates Failed to Boost Business Investment (Bloomberg View)

• Donald Trump’s economic inheritance in 7 charts (Financial Times)

• It Was Going to Be the Year of the REIT (Bloomberg Gadflybut see As Home Prices Rise, Flippers Make a Comeback (Wall Street Journal)

• Why You’re Fooling Yourself About ‘Fake News’ (Talking Points Memo)

• HGTV Will Never Upset You: How the Network Beat CNN in 2016 (Bloomberg)

• America’s electoral college and the popular vote (The Economist)

• Are You Solving the Right Problems? (Harvard Business Review)

What are you reading?

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Source: Bloomberg Gadfly

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