Meme Labs, Underperformers and Shady Tactics
(Bloomberg View) -- My midweek morning train reads:
- How Loyola used information and skill — not luck — to reach the Final Four (ESPN)
- Things That Fund Managers Don’t Say Enough (Behavioural Investment)
- How Long Can a Good Fund Underperform Its Benchmark? (Morningstar)
- Low risk as a predictor of financial crises (Vox EU)
- Inside the Secret Meme Lab Designed to Propel #NeverAgain Beyond the March (Vanity Fair)
- The shady data-gathering tactics used by Cambridge Analytica were an open secret to online marketers. I know, because I was one (the Verge); see also Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing (Doc Searls Weblog)
- Amazon Is Already Reshaping Health Care (Bloomberg Gadfly)
- The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had (Daily Beast)
- Flint investigator says greed and fraud led to drinking water crisis (Detroit Free Press)
- From mall cops to sex buddies: 14 times movies about the same thing came out at the same time (Washington Post)
What are you reading?
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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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