Ritholtz's Reads

Dino Hunters and Post-Apocalyptic Escapes

Here are your longer-form weekend reads.

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Stumptown, grab a seat in the sun(!?), and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:

  • Private Equity: Overvalued and Overrated? (American Affairs Journal)
  • Nathan Myhrvold, myth buster: He was the physicist who went to Microsoft and made his fortune. These days he’s a tycoon, philanthropist, dino-hunter and bestselling author (1843)
  • What’s Behind One of the Biggest Financial Scams in History (Knowledge@Wharton)
  • Why people collect art: Collectors drive the art world, but what drives art collectors? It’s less about aesthetics than self-identification (Aeon)
  • The Most Expensive Comment in Internet History? (The Atlantic); see also This Is The Man Who Helped Peter Thiel Demolish Gawker (Buzzfeed)
  • The Case Against Google: Critics say the search giant is squelching competition before it begins. Should the government step in? (New York Times)
  • Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth, raised to lead. Then, sharply different choices. (Washington Post)
  • The Smearing of Christopher Steele (Politico)
  • Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand (Guardian)
  • What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser? (GQ)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Pimco’s Jerome Schneider, head of short-term portfolio management and funding, and Morningstar Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year (U.S. 2015).

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