Fake News, Water Swaps and Russian Influence

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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At long last, the vernal equinox is here, and that means it's spring! Celebrate with our morning train reads:

  • This is now what happens when you try to post fake news on Facebook (Quartz)
  • Record-breaking 2017 for ETFs fuels fears of stock market bubble (Financial Times)
  • It’s Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does Pay (Wall Street Journal)
  • How water swaps help the West manage a precious resource (Christian Science Monitor)
  • Why the Border Adjustment Tax Should Be Killed (Barron’s)
  • What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists? (the Upshot)
  • A Tweet to Kurt Eichenwald, a Strobe and a Seizure. Now, an Arrest. (New York Times)
  • Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings, records show (Reuters); see also 100 days of Trump claims (Washington Post)
  • What’s Attacking the Web? A Security Camera in a Colorado Laundromat: Computer viruses harness webcams, thermostats and other connected devices (Wall Street Journal)
  • Readers’ photos on the theme of spring (Guardian)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview with Yuval Noah Harari, author of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” and “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.”

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