Lifelong Learning and Dismantling Dodd-Frank

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:

  • Chaos Candidate Becomes the Uncertainty President (Bloomberg View)
  • GOP Plan to Overhaul Tax Code Gets Held Up at the Border (Wall Street Journal)
  • The Donald Trump of IPOs: Snapchat’s offer to investors is brazen, disrespectful of norms, and powered by low-information consumers (Slate); see also “Sexy” companies like Snap tend to be bad investments (FT Alphaville)
  • Lifelong Learning Is Good for Your Health, Your Wallet, and Your Social Life (Harvard Business Review)
  • This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult (Bloomberg)
  • Dismantling Dodd-Frank: A Valentine’s gift to Wall Street (the Guardian)
  • Millennials across the rich world are failing to vote (the Economist)
  • How a U.S. team uses Facebook, guerrilla marketing to peel off potential ISIS recruits (Washington Post)
  • A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months (New York Times)
  • The Super Bowl Wasn’t Really Like The Election (FiveThirtyEight)

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