Seattle, Water and the Next Financial Crisis
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, hit the road for the beach, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:
• How Big Tech Swallowed Seattle: Two tech titans made billions and remade the city. Is it any better off? (BusinessWeek)
• Where Will The Next Crisis Come From? (Charles Schwab)
• Who needs democracy when you have data? (MIT Technology Review)
• How Bill Browder Became Russia’s Most Wanted Man: The hedge-fund manager has offered a fable for why the West should confront Putin. (New Yorker)
• And the Waters Will Prevail: What if Houston’s survival depends not just on withstanding a flood, but on giving in to it? (Slate)
• Every Generation Gets the Beach Villain It Deserves: Aggressive, shameless, obsessive and optimistic, the tech billionaire Vinod Khosla is willing to litigate the California coast for the rest of his life. (New York Times)
• The New Reading Environment (N Plus One)
• Inside Stephen Miller’s hostile takeover of immigration policy (Politico)
• Stormy Daniels Isn’t Backing Down (Vogue)
• Brash, Confident and Democratic: How Leonard Bernstein Symbolized America (New York Times) see also The Sounds of Music in the Twenty-first Century (New Yorker)
Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with Eldon Scott, president of UrbanSpace, a company specializing in creating artisan food halls and holiday gift venues.
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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He is the author of “Bailout Nation.”
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