Ritholtz's Reads

Black Mondays, Surge Pricing and Trump's War

Here are your morning reads.

My back-to-work-it's-Monday-morning train reads:

  • Black Monday 2.0: The Next Machine-Driven Meltdown (Barron’s)
  • Is BlackRock the Amazon.com of Investing? (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • Blackstone is pushing aggressively into private-equity products for retail investors (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why Surge Prices Make Us So Mad: What Springsteen, Home Depot and a Nobel Winner Know (Upshot)
  • Does Monet Beat the Dow? How Artworks Perform as an Investment (Bloomberg); see also When a $1 Million Painting Is a Bargain (Bloomberg)
  • Silicon Valley Is Not Your Friend: We are beginning to understand that tech companies don’t have our best interests at heart. Did they ever? (New York Times)
  • Even Pokémon Go was used by Russian-linked meddlers in U.S. election (CNN Money)
  • Poll: Majorities of Both Parties Favor Increased Gun Restrictions (NPR)
  • China Hastens the World Toward an Electric-Car Future (New York Times)
  • Trump’s War on the Press Isn’t Conservative — It’s Anti-American (Daily Beast)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview with Paul Wilmott, quantitative finance expert and author of numerous books, most recently "The Money Formula: Dodgy Finance, Pseudo Science, and How Mathematicians Took Over the Markets."

Is America the most highly taxed country in the world? Hardly: Taxes as a percent of GDP

Source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

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