Gullibility and Ignoring All That Noise

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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Welcome to February! My morning train reads:

  • This Woman Is Turning Around Pimco (Bloomberg)
  • The $2.5-billion mistake: A gullible Trump bought into Big Pharma’s inflated claim about drug R&D costs (LA Times)
  • Swedroe: Lessons From 2016, Part One (ETF.com); see also Part Two and Part Three
  • A Trump-Era Guide to Ignoring All That Noise (Bloomberg View)
  • Don’t Bet on the Active Manager Revival (Asset Class Tradingbut see The Case For Active Management (Medium)
  • A Debate Over the Physics of Time (Quanta Magazine)
  • The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns (Quartz)
  • This Chart Helps Explain Why People in the Rust Belt Are Fed Up (Pacific Standard)
  • Stop Problematizing Academic Jargon: It’s easy to mock specialized vocabulary. In these anti-intellectual times, we need it more than ever. (Slate)
  • Inside the brilliant football mind of Belichick (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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