Hypocrisy, Stability and a Film of Poop

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

  • Your Tolerance for Investment Risk Is Probably Not What You Think (Wall Street Journal); see also Why a little apathy might be good for your long-term investment returns (MarketWatch)
  • Private Assets Are the New Hedge Funds (Bloomberg Gadfly)
  • Death to the debt limit? Brace yourself, I’m saying something nice about Trump (USA Today); see also Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule (New York Times)
  • The Unintended Consequences of Innovation (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Electric Cars Reach a Tipping Point (Bloomberg Gadfly); see also Hybrid Hypercar, Tiny Electric Concepts Headline Frankfurt Motor Show (Bloomberg)
  • How a 171-year-old news agency is the hidden mainstay of news on Facebook (the Drum)
  • Harvey shows the anti-government crowd’s utter hypocrisy (Washington Post); see also A hurricane of conservative hypocrisy (Washington Post)
  • If America ever does stop exporting political stability and the rule of law, it will probably not be due to a lack of demand, but a disruption in supply. (New York Post)
  • Why Republicans Can’t Govern (FiveThirtyEight); see also Donald Trump Is Irrelevant to Corporate America (New Yorker)
  • Hurricane Irma will likely cover South Florida with a film of poop (Quartz)

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Hypocrisy, Stability and a Film of Poop

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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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