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Here are your morning reads.

My getting-on-West-Coast-time, not-so-early morning reads:

  • The Stock Market Is Weirdly Calm. Here’s a Theory of Why. (the Upshot); see also The Surprising Losers From the VIX’s Decline (Wall Street Journal)
  • Into the teeth of the next bear (Reformed Broker)
  • The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data (the Economist)
  • The 20 Best Investing Blogs of 2017 (College Investor)
  • Closing the self-awareness gap (Abnormal Returns); see also People Lie, But Search Data Tell the Truth (Bloomberg View)
  • Researchers have answered a big question about the decline of the middle class (Wonkblog)
  • How Houston has become the most diverse place in America (LA Times)
  • Comey’s Firing Is — and Isn’t — Like Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre (New Yorker)
  • Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree (Washington Post)
  • The Most Surprising Star in NBA History (Wall Street Journal)

What are you reading?

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