Driverless Cars and the Pigs of Las Vegas

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

  • The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable (Financial Times); see also Why China Must Figure Out How to Feed the Whole World (Bloomberg)
  • “Buy the Dip” Is Becoming a Pavlovian Reflex (Becoming?) (Moneybeat)
  • Driverless cars inspire a new gold rush in California (Financial Times)
  • A Few Big Stocks Don’t Tell the Whole Market Story (Bloomberg View)
  • 2,000 Wall Streeters just had a meeting in Las Vegas and they all kept making the same awkward noise (Business Insider); see also The Pigs Who Keep Vegas Buffets Running (not what you think) (Eater)
  • There are bots. Look around. (RibbonFarm)
  • Blackstone is Taking Over Mom-and-Pop Real-Estate Investing: Fund’s first nontraded real-estate investment trust amassed 41% of industry share in four months of year (Wall Street Journal)
  • Trump used to be more articulate. Cognitive decline explains the change (Stat)
  • “I knew they were sugar pills, but I felt fantastic”: the rise of open-label placebos (the Guardian)
  • This story about Roger Moore meeting a fan is what you need right now to lift your spirits (B3ta); see also Roger Moore’s James Bond movies had the toughest women (Quartz)

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Driverless Cars and the Pigs of Las Vegas

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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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