Bad Driving, Family Wealth and the Year in Charts

(Bloomberg View) -- My Tuesday morning holiday reads:

  • The Pivotal Mistakes That Cripple Family Wealth (Black Cypress Capital); see also The Biggest Financial Concerns of Affluent Investors (Financial Samurai)
  • 2017: The strange, scary and superlative, in 11 charts (Recode)
  • What’s behind the falling number of public companies? (Vanguard); see also There are fewer tiny companies going public than there used to be (Irrelevant Investor)
  • Jeremy Siegel Is Still Bullish After All These Years (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • You’re on your own now (Reformed Broker); see also Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Has a New Mission: Protecting America From “Burdensome Regulations” (Slate)
  • Dead coal mines everywhere are being reincarnated as solar farms (Quartz)
  • Could Rome have had an industrial revolution? (Reaction); see also How climate change and disease helped the fall of Rome (Aeon)
  • Police shoot far more people than anyone realized, a Vice News investigation reveals (Vice)
  • Math Says You’re Driving Wrong and It’s Slowing Us All Down (Wired); see also Motoring myths: What "black boxes" reveal about our driving habits (the Guardian)
  • The Top 10 Albums of 2017, According to Everyone (Digg)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview with Ric Edelman, co-founder and chairman of Edelman Financial Services LLC, which manages $21 billion.

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Bad Driving, Family Wealth and the Year in Charts

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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”

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