Stealing Christmas, Human Depravity and Space Iron
(Bloomberg View) -- My last-trading-day-of-the-year morning reads:
- A year in charts: From bitcoin to Trump to chess-playing robots (Financial Times); see also The Year in Technology: 2017 in Charts (Bloomberg Gadfly)
- Possibly the best Twitter community in the world (Financial Bodyguard)
- Harry Markowitz: My advice to investors today (Evidence-Based Investor)
- The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine (New York Times)
- World’s Wealthiest Became $1 Trillion Richer in 2017 (Bloomberg)
- The Economists Who Stole Christmas: How do opposing schools of economic thought -- from neoclassical and Keynesian to libertarian and Marxist -- view Christmas presents? (Project Syndicate)
- The Worst Job in Technology: Staring at Human Depravity to Keep It Off Facebook (Wall Street Journal)
- Collision course: Uber’s terrible 2017 (the Guardian)
- Why Your Team Didn’t Sign Colin Kaepernick (Wall Street Journal)
- Before the Iron Age, Most Iron Came From Space (Atlas Obscura)
2017 has been one of the worst years ever for billion-dollar U.S. weather disasters
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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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