Ritholtz's Reads

Fixing Facebook, Feedback Loops and the Bitcoin Scam

Here are your morning reads.

My back-to-work morning train reads:

  • A stoner’s guide to federal marijuana policy under Jeff Sessions (Vicebut see The Cannabis Industry Is Well-Armed to Fight Jeff Sessions: And Congress may help it. (Slate)
  • Why Bitcoin Is the Most Dangerous Global Scam in 20 Years (Inc.)
  • The unmourned death of the sellside analyst (Financial Times)
  • The Great Fund Fee Divide (Barron’s)
  • The Cashless Society Has Arrived -- Only It’s in China (Wall Street Journal)
  • Massive new data set suggests economic inequality is about to get even worse (Wonkblog)
  • How to fix Facebook -- before it fixes us (Washington Monthly)
  • I’ve Studied the Trump-Fox Feedback Loop for Months. It’s Crazier Than You Think. (Politico)
  • The year climate change began to spin out of control (MIT Technology Review); see also On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming (the Guardian)
  • The Michelangelo Sculpture That Was Sold for Scrap (Daily Beast)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview with Bruce Bartlett, domestic policy adviser to Ronald Reagan and Treasury official under George H.W. Bush and author of "The Truth Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Separating Facts From Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks." 

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