Digital Dumping Grounds and Alternative Facts

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 midweek morning train reads:

  • Steps 49% Of Financial Advisors Are Urging Clients To Take As Trump Takes Office (Investor’s Business Daily)
  • How Wall Street Is Trying to Kill a Rule Protecting You From Bad Investing Advice (Time)
  • Mall Owners Rush to Get Out of the Mall Business (Wall Street Journal)
  • America’s digital dumping ground (Reveal)
  • Plant biologists welcome their robot overlords (Nature)
  • Renegotiating Nafta: 5 points to keep in mind (Financial Times)
  • Why Amazon beating Netflix to a Best Picture Oscar nomination matters (Verge)
  • The Plan to Test Cities’ Sewage for Drugs Is a New Form of Mass Surveillance (Vice)
  • The Electoral College Blind Spot (FiveThirtyEight); see also part II and part III
  • Stephen Colbert vs. “Alternative Facts”: A Lifelong Rivalry (Splitsider)

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