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 Postbut 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?

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Suckers, Ketchup and the Art of Instagram

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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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