Suckers, Ketchup and the Art of Instagram
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My is-something-up-with-Facebook? morning train reads:
- It’s way too soon to declare Trump’s trade war over (Washington Post) but see Trump Just Called Off His Trade War With Europe. Score One for the Globalists. (Slate)
- 5% outperformance from 1960-1980 made less money than 5% underperformance 1980-2000 (Of Dollars and Data)
- Factor Investing Insights You Won’t Hear From Fama and French (Alpha Architect)
- How Instagram Became the Art World’s Obsession: Over the past eight years, the platform has become an indispensable, all-purpose tool for everything art-related (Wall Street Journal)
- The post-U.S. world economy (Axios); see also Protectionism as Mutual Masochism (Intermarket Forecasting)
- Why are there so many suckers? A neuropsychologist explains (the Conversation)
- A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result (New York Times)
- A Brief (But Global) History of Ketchup (Smithsonian)
- This Former British Spy Exposed the Russian Hackers (Weekly Standard)
- Underground Lake of Liquid Water Detected on Mars (Popular Mechanics); see also A Dead Star Is Eating Its Planets (SyFy)
What are you reading?
200 Years of U.S. Immigration Looks Like the Rings of a Tree
Source: National Geographic
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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He is the author of “Bailout Nation.”
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