Pay Gaps, Fake Videos and Losing Cowboys

(Bloomberg View) -- My midweek, mid-country morning train reads:

  • Experts Question the Renaissance and Cambridge Analytica Connection (Institutional Investor)
  • Private Equity Wants You to Feel Good About Investing (Bloomberg)
  • Why most financial media hinders, rather than helps, investors (the Evidence-Based Investor)
  • A Sidelined Wall Street Legend Bets on Bitcoin (New Yorker)
  • The Pay Gap Is Way Too Entrenched to Be Solved By Women Alone (FiveThirtyEight)
  • The Era of Fake Video Begins (the Atlantic)
  • An Open Letter to Tony Robbins: You’re Not Helping (Observer)
  • In the Battle for the American West, the Cowboys Are Losing (Wall Street Journal)
  • What if Mark Zuckerberg was your Facebook friend? (Financial Times); see also Data Lords: The Real Story of Big Data, Facebook and the Future of News (Talking Points Memo)
  • The One Baseball's Been Waiting For: So far, the two-way sensation is living up to Ruthian expectations. But how will he possibly keep this up? We trace his journey back to Japan in search of the surprising answer. (ESPN)

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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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