Unicorns, Coffee Cups and Drone Inspectors

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My morning train reads:

  • Journalists are not the enemy (Boston Globe)
  • Where Is Wall Street’s Four-Hour Workweek? (Institutional Investor)
  • An inversion of nature: how air conditioning created the modern city (the Guardian)
  • Silicon Valley’s Unicorn Elite Are Sitting on $60 Billion in Untapped Wealth (Bloomberg)
  • Starbucks tries to save 6 billion cups a year from the trash … with help from McDonald’s (PRI); see also Why It Took Dunkin’ Donuts 10 Years to Build the Perfect New Cup (Entrepreneur)
  • CEO pay jumps to $19 million annually, as fears mount over the wealthy pocketing gains (Washington Post)
  • Need a Quick Inspection of a 58-Story Tower? Send a Drone. With their low cost and ease of handling, drones are saving time, money — and lives. (New York Times)
  • Welcome to Hotel Millennial: You can check out any time you like, but you may never get clean sheets. (the Outline)
  • U.S. voting systems: Full of holes, loaded with pop music and hacked by an 11-year-old (the Register)
  • The Writer Who Makes Perfect Sense of Classical Music (the Atlantic)

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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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