Fake Socialism and What Mueller Knows

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My morning train reads:

  • Farmers nearing crisis push back on Trump trade policies (Politico); see also Farm Belt Bankruptcies Are Soaring: Trade disputes over agriculture add pain to low commodity prices (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why Long-Vilified Private Equity Does So Well (Chief Investment Officer)
  • 50 Years of Sunny Days on “Sesame Street”: Behind the Scenes of TV’s Most Influential Show Ever (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Gig-economy tech companies like Instacart have been accused of tip theft. But the problem is bigger than that. (Recode)
  • Venezuela’s Collapse Exposes the Fake Socialism Debated in USA: Would American politicians even recognize true socialism as they laud or lambaste it? (Wall Street Journal)
  • To Get Better at Time Management, Borrow a Training Strategy From Elite Athletes (the Cut)
  • What Robert Mueller Knows — and Isn’t Telling Us (Wired)
  • What Immigration Crisis? The U.S. Isn’t Being Swamped (Bloomberg Opinion)
  • How Energy Bars Became America’s Favorite Snack (Outside); see also You Don’t Need Sports Drinks To Stay Hydrated (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Need a New Self-Help Guru? Try Aristotle (New York Times)

What are you reading?

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Fake Socialism and What Mueller Knows

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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He is the author of “Bailout Nation.”

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