Fake News, Obsessions and Life-Changing Ideas
(Bloomberg View) -- My end-of-week morning train reads:
- Be Wary of the Gap Between Stock and Bond Yields (Bloomberg View); see also The Big and Possibly Dumb Buyback Boom (Bloomberg View)
- If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance. (MIT Technology Review)
- Crypto Goes Passive (Alphaville)
- The Massive Prize Luring Miners to the Stars (Bloomberg)
- The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News (the Atlantic); see also It’s True: False News Spreads Faster and Wider. And Humans Are to Blame. (New York Times)
- Is Amazon Too Big to Tax? (New Republic)
- Why Is California Rebuilding in Fire Country? Because You’re Paying for It (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- Five myths about gerrymandering (Washington Post)
- Why Washington Is So Obsessed With China’s Huawei (Wall Street Journal); see also The U.S.-China Rivalry Is, More Than Ever, a Fight Over Tech (New York Times)
- Ideas That Changed My Life (Collaborative Fund)
Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with writer and media strategist Ryan Holiday, former director of marketing for American Apparel. He is the author of six books, including “The Daily Stoic” and most recently “Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue.”
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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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