Taxes, Great Walls and New York Pizza
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My Martin Luther King Day morning reads:
• Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has the Better Tax Argument (The Atlantic) see also Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is the Darling of the Left, Nightmare of the Right (Bloomberg Businessweek)
• Can Student Loan Debt Explain Low Homeownership Rates for Young Adults? (Federal Reserve)
• How Secrecy Fuels Facebook Paranoia (New York Times)
• China Built a Big, Beautiful Wall, Too. It Failed. (Bloomberg)
• How Wealthy Americans Like Jack Benny Avoided Paying a 70% Tax Rate (Wall Street Journal) see also The Lesson of Wealthy Americans’ Rich History of Dodging Super High Income Tax Rates (Slate)
• These are the biggest risks facing our world in 2019 (World Economic Forum)
• 400 free Ivy League university courses you can take online in 2019 (Quartz)
• Finer points of murder: the recent history of political assassination (Times Literary Supplement)
• Hope Trump Is a Russian Agent — the Alternative Is Too Awful (Wired)
• How the Slice Joint Made Pizza the Perfect New York City Food: More than 50 years of eight million people standing, folding and eating together. (New York Times)
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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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