Bitcoin's Boom, Legal Pot and Great Podcasts

(Bloomberg View) -- Today is Good Riddance Day -- kick it off with our morning reads:

  • 40 Percent of Comments Critical of Fiduciary Rule Are Fake (Wall Street Journal)
  • Socially Responsible Investing’s Status (; see also Here’s an Easy Checklist to Evaluate Any ETF (Bloomberg)
  • Bitcoin’s boom is a boon for extremist groups (Washington Post)
  • The future of grocery shopping has arrived -- in China (Quartz)
  • Have Stock Investors Become Smarter? (Morningstar
  • Scott Walker's big Foxconn factory deal is going to cost taxpayers a fortune (Vice)
  • These States Are Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018 (Forbes)
  • How did half of the great Florida coral reef system disappear? (the Guardian)
  • Galactic Glow, Thought to Be Dark Matter, Now Points to Hidden Pulsars (Quanta)
  • The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017 (the Atlantic)

What are you reading?

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Bitcoin's Boom, Legal Pot and Great Podcasts

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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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