The Real Story of 2016, California and Neanderthals

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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The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, grab a seat by the fire and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:

• What is logic? Is logical thinking a way to discover or to debate? The answers from philosophy and mathematics define human knowledge (Aeon)see alsoA General Logic of Crisis (London Review of Books)

• When the Feds Went After a Hedge-Fund Legend (New Yorker)

• How David Ricardo Became Wealthy and Wise (Foundation for Economic Education)

• The Real Story Of 2016: What reporters — and lots of data geeks, too — missed about the election, and what they’re still getting wrong. (FiveThirtyEight)

• Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening (Mosaic)

• California vs. Trump. Part One. (California Sunday)

• Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world, study finds (The Guardian)

• Islands of Mass Destruction: How China killed essential reefs and built military bases on top (BloombergBusinessWeek)

• Neanderthals Were People, Too (New York Times Magazine)

• The Oral History of President Barack Obama Playing Pickup Basketball (GQ)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Charley Ellis, chairman of the Yale Endowment, Vanguard Group director and all around finance legend.

Trump’s Policies Might Aid Active Investors

Source: Wall Street Journal

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