Inflation, Retirement and Bitcoin

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

• No Inflation? Technology May Have Left it in the 20th Century (Wiredsee alsoAs the Fed Deliberates, Amazon Is Making Its Job More Difficult (Wall Street Journal)

• 2017 Industry Innovation Awards (Chief Investment Officer)

• How Digital Tools and Behavioral Economics Will Save Retirement (Harvard Business Reviewsee also Must-have tools and tips for year-end retirement planning (USA Today)

•  Stripped of fat commissions, nontraded REIT sales tank (Investment News)

• Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be (The Outlinesee also Bitcoin Has Some Bad News, and Nobody Cares (Bloomberg Businessweek)

• The Yield Curve Is Flatter! Remind Me Why I Care (BloombergBusinessweek)

• The Secret Life of ‘Um’ (The Atlanticsee also Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus (Harvard Business Review)

• The making of The University of Adidas at Louisville (ESPN)

• The Comprehensive Case against Roy Moore (National Reviewsee also Russian propagandists are pushing for Roy Moore to win (Mother Jones)

• Must-Reads of 2017: From Finance to Extinction (Bloomberg View)

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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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