Conspiracy Theorists and Student Activists

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

  • Is the U.S. Stock Market Overvalued? Depends on Which Model You Ask (Alpha Architect)
  • The Seven Biggest Lies Theranos Told (BuzzFeed)
  • How Jamie Dimon came to rue his Bear Stearns deal (Financial Times)
  • Toys ‘R’ Us Is a How-Not-To Guide for the Retail Business (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • Tesla’s Make-Or-Break Moment Is Fast Approaching (Wall Street Journal)
  • China’s Economy Is Not Normal. It Doesn’t Have to Be. (New York Times); see also Fear of China Scuttles Deal That Didn’t Involve China (Wired)
  • This Is What Record-Low Unemployment Looks Like in America (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • The conspiracy theorists attacked him. He’s fighting back in court. (Washington Post)
  • Video Game Violence: The Latest Chapter in a Long History of Complaining About Violent Entertainment (Foundation for Economic Education)
  • Powerful images of student activism from National School Walkout Day (Vox)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Lazard Asset Management LLC’s James Donald, managing director and head of the emerging markets group. In 2017, Lazard’s team was named SMA Manager of the Year in the global and international category.

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Conspiracy Theorists and Student Activists

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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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