The Kids Have Had Enough With Thoughts and Prayers

(Bloomberg View) -- My end-of-week morning train reads:

  • “I don’t want your condolences”: Stoneman Douglas students have had it with all the thoughts and prayers (Vice)
  • Buy the Dip, That Old Wall Street Favorite, Comes Under Scrutiny (Bloomberg)
  • The Economy Is Soaring, and Now So Is the Deficit. That’s a Bad Combination. (FiveThirtyEight); see also Born-Again Fiscal Hawks Turn Into Doves (Bloomberg View)
  • Billionaires gone wild (Columbia Journalism Review)
  • Drones that dodge obstacles without guidance can pursue you like paparazzi (MIT Technology Review)
  • Meet the Sacklers: the family feuding over blame for the opioid crisis (the Guardian)
  • The CFPB’s Declaration of Dependence (ProPublica)
  • Will Amazon Go Capture the Holy Grail of Retail? (Knowledge@Wharton)
  • Tech Luminary Peter Thiel Parts Ways With Silicon Valley (Wall Street Journal)
  • Why “Black Panther” Is a Defining Moment for Black America (New York Times)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Kathryn Minshew, co-founder and chief executive officer of career-development platform the Muse. She has been named to the Forbes “30 Under 30 in Media” list and is one of Inc.’s “15 Women to Watch in Tech.”

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The Kids Have Had Enough With Thoughts and Prayers

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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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