Calling Trump's Bluff and Blowing Things Up

(Bloomberg View) -- My end-of-week morning train reads:

  • In a U.S.-China trade war, who has more to lose? (Washington Post); see also China Has the Cards to Call Trump’s Bluff (Gadfly)
  • Venture Catalysts: The 36 Women Secretly Breaking Up Silicon Valley’s Old Boys’ Club (Forbes)
  • Wall Street’s Big Banks Are Waging an All-Out Technological Arms Race (Bloomberg)
  • How Amazon Can Blow Up Asset Management (Jirisan Capital)
  • Patagonia vs. Donald Trump (GQ)
  • Chris Kirchhoff, formerly of the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley office (Recode)
  • The End of Windows (Stratechery); see also Why Apple and Microsoft Are Healthier Than Facebook (Bloomberg View)
  • Trump’s Most Influential White Nationalist Troll Is a Middlebury Grad Who Lives in Manhattan (Huffington Post)
  • Inappropriate relationships, personal failings, affairs, abuse, male prostitutes and sexual assaults: Evangelical leaders face scandals of their own (Washington Post)
  • Music Copyright After “Blurred Lines”: Forensic Musicologists Speak (Rolling Stone)

What are you reading?

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Calling Trump's Bluff and Blowing Things Up

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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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