Strange Days, Misfits and Fixing Uber

(Bloomberg View) -- My Tuesday morning train reads:

  • How America Has Changed During Trump's First Year in Office, By the Numbers (NPR); see also President Trump's First Year, in 14 Metrics (Bloomberg View)
  • How a Misfit Group of Computer Geeks and English Majors Transformed Wall Street (New York)
  • Medical advances increase the odds you're going to need more in your 401(k) (USA Today) but see Rattner: The Market Isn’t Bullish for Everyone (New York Times)
  • How to Fix Uber in Six Not-So-Easy Steps (Bloomberg View)
  • You Think Your Landlord Is Bad? Try Renting From Wall Street (the Intercept); see also AFR Report: Wall Street and Single Family Rentals (Americans for Financial Reform)
  • Number of stock indices at 3m dwarfs tally of quoted companies (Financial Times)
  • Sustaining retirement income in a lower-return world (Vanguard Blog); see also No. 1 Reason for 401k Frustration (401(k) Specialist)
  • When Humans War, Animals Die (the Atlantic)
  • A Roundup of the Strangest Moments of Trump's First Year in Office (Digg); see also Turn and face the strange: The 12 weirdest days from Trump's first year (the Guardian)
  • 2017 was one of the hottest years on record (Syfy Wire)

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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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