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The Less-Tech-Is-More Business 

Leonid Bershidsky celebrates simple tech in a world of multiplying features and content.

States Are Part of the Problem

Federalism is a beautiful idea, but Tyler Cowen argues that in reality it's also a bit of a drag.

Humans and Their Delusions

Money is a collective fiction we agree to buy into, says the author of "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind." Yuval Noah Harari speaks with Barry Ritholtz.

Nice Superweapon. Too Bad You Can't Afford to Fire It.

If your drone's missiles cost $100,000 a pop, you're not likely to actually use them. Military innovators have some alternatives in mind, starting with lasers. The future has finally arrived, and Tobin Harshaw offers a tour.

Fear Not

Markets are complacent. As they should be. Charles Lieberman reassures us that the economy is on an incredibly consistent trajectory.

Ritholtz’s Reads

  • Internal Metrics Show How Often Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Need Human Help (BuzzFeed)
  • Columnist Jimmy Breslin on Donald Trump (Newsday)
  • Behind The Impressive Growth of Small ETF Issuers (ETF.com)

(Read Barry Ritholtz’s full daily news roundup here.) 

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