Robot Wars and the Netflix Revolution

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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Midweek already? My morning train reads:

  • Presidents Have Less Power Over the Economy Than You Might Think (Upshot)
  • These Are the World’s Most Innovative Economies: South Korea reigns supreme as Nordic nations dominate (Bloomberg)
  • What issue in the world of finance isn’t getting enough attention? (Peter Lazaroff)
  • Ignorance of the Future (Irrelevant Investor); see also My Investing Pet Peeves (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • El-Erian: Five Economic Lessons From Obama’s Presidency (Bloomberg View)
  • Will Mark Zuckerberg Be Our Next President? (Vanity Fair)
  • We went to China’s Silicon Valley to see the front lines of the robot wars (The Verge)
  • Trump’s America: Switching political sides in a struggling Pennsylvania county (Associated Press)
  • Ten years ago, Netflix launched streaming video and changed the way we watch everything (Quartz)
  • How Samantha Bee Learned To Become A Manager (Fast Company)

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