Conscience, Critical Mass and Carnage

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 Tuesday morning train reads:

  • Profits? Nice, but for These Investors, Conscience Matters More (New York Times)
  • It’s too late for Trump to stop the fiduciary rule (Wonkblog); see also A Complete List of Brokers and Their Approach to the Fiduciary Rule (Wall Street Journal)
  • How the Bogle Model Beats the Yale Model (Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass (Bloomberg); see also Offshore Wind Moves Into Energy’s Mainstream (New York Times)
  • Anxious Investors Seek Refuge in Gold (Wall Street Journal)
  • Extreme Vetting, But Not for Banks (Rolling Stone); see also Young voters seem to mistakenly think Donald Trump would be tough on Wall Street (Vox)
  • One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways (Flowing Data)
  • How Life Turns Asymmetric (Quanta); see also Biologists Home in on Turing Patterns (Quanta)
  • Two weeks in, Donald Trump has yet to learn that you don’t cross the intelligence community (Quartz)
  • Patriots Owner Robert Kraft’s Balancing Act (New Yorker); see also NFL Stars Can Get Rich at the Super Bowl Without Playing a Down (Bloomberg)

What are you reading?

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