Cord-Cutting, Bonds and Pineapple Pizza

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

• How the dream of cheap streaming television became a pricey, complicated mess (Washington Postsee also Disney’s Latest Blockbuster Isn’t Star Wars—It’s the Streaming Wars (Fortune)
• This Question Will Change Your (Reading) Life (Human Parts)
• Future Returns: Art Funds Draw Few Investors, But Some Are Worth a Look (Barron’s)
• ‘It’s not play if you’re making money’: how Instagram and YouTube disrupted child labor laws (The Guardian)
• Bonds to Save the Planet (Bloomberg Businessweeksee also Junk Bonds Vex Portfolios, But Investors Love Them (Bloomberg)
• You Played Yourself (Collaborative Fund)
• The Tech Industry Is Remaking New York City — Even Without Amazon’s HQ2 (New York Magazine)
• What lies beneath: Robert Macfarlane travels ‘Underland’ (The Guardian)
• Mario Batali’s Former Empire Is Thriving—as Long as He Stays Away (Bloomberg Businessweeksee also Why Does It Always Take a Crisis to Get Something Fixed? (Slate)
• Pineapple on pizza is easy to hate — at least in theory (Washington Post)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Luis Maizel, co-founder and senior managing director at LM Capital Group, which manages more than $4 billion. Maizel has been investing in emerging market fixed-income since 1984. Previously, he was vice president of finance for Grupoventas S.A., and a faculty member at Harvard Business School.

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Cord-Cutting, Bonds and Pineapple Pizza

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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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