Ritholtz's Reads

Trojan Horses, Sex Scandals and Sleep Solutions

Here are your morning reads.

My Brexit-free end-of-week morning train reads:

  • Passive Fund Providers Take an Active Approach to Investment Stewardship (Morningstar)
  • Japan Embraces the Robot Takeover (Bloomberg)
  • Is the Endowment Tax a Trojan Horse? (Chief Investment Officer)
  • How much energy does bitcoin mining really use? It’s complicated (Wired); see also How Does Something Like Bitcoin Happen? (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • The 92-Year-Old Woman Who Is Still Shaking Up Wall Street (Wall Street Journal)
  • The depressing lesson of political sex scandals (the Week)
  • This “Me Too” Timeline Shows Why 2017 Was a Reckoning For Sexism (Fast Company)
  • The Secrets That Product Packaging Reveals About Retail (the Atlantic); see also The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon (New York Times)
  • Sonic Tonic: Millions of people in cities rely on recorded nature sounds to manage sleep and stress, and scientists are slowly understanding why it works. (Vice)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, and author of the New York Times bestseller "Principles: Life and Work." 

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