Ritholtz's Reads

Polls, Prize Fights and Permafrost

Here are your morning reads.

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Sumatra coffee, grab a seat on the beach, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: 

  • Welcome to Paradise, Batteries Now Included: The power grid of the future will require sunny skies above and energy storage below. Thanks to Tesla, Kauai has both. (Grist)
  • Gary Cohn on tax reform and Charlottesville (Financial Times); see also Donald Trump’s Lunch with the FT in 2013 (Financial Times)
  • The American protectionism bill that made the Great Depression worse (Marketplace)
  • The lives of bitcoin miners digging for digital gold in Inner Mongolia (Quartz)
  • Billionaire Porn King Reinvents Himself as Japan’s Startup Guru (Bloomberg)
  • Understanding Moscow: The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset (Spiegel)
  • Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright (New York Review of Books)
  • A theory of jerks: Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude (Aeon)
  • Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor (The Primer); see also History of Prizefighting’s Biggest Money Fights (Bloody Elbow)
  • Alaska’s Permafrost Is Thawing (New York Times)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Steven Clifford, author of “The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it.”

Trump's Steady Slide

(Source: Fivethirtyeight)

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