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10 Weekend Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 22, 2012 @ 6:00 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

Thse are my longer form journalism for your weekend reading pleasure:

• Modern Portfolio Theory is for Nitiots (Mercenary Trader [1])
• Defying Gravity, Wealth Moved Upwards (Nieman Reports [2]) see also McDonald’s $8.25 Man and $8.75 Million CEO Shows Pay Gap (Bloomberg [3])
The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Got Its Way in Mexico (NYT [4])
• Cartoon Blues: The Life of The New Yorker’s Favorite Depressive Is Drawn Out in New Bio (New York Observer [5])
• Amazing tale of a desperate WWII pilot’s encounter with a German flying ace (New York Post [6])
• The Woes of an American Drone Operator (Spiegel [7])
• The great swindle: fake ideas and fake emotions have elbowed out truth and beauty (aeon [8])
• Let’s Eliminate Sports Welfare   (Sports on Earth [9])
• This Is Not a Profile of Nassim Taleb (The Chronicle Review [10])
• Postmodern Cézanne (The Weekly Standard [11])

What shopping do you have left?


Faiths and the faithless: The world’s religious make-up
Source: The Economist [13]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Mercenary Trader: http://www.mercenarytrader.com/2012/12/modern-portfolio-theory-is-for-nitiots/

[2] Nieman Reports: http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/102808/Defying-Gravity.aspx

[3] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-12/mcdonald-s-8-25-man-and-8-75-million-ceo-shows-pay-gap.html

[4] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/business/walmart-bribes-teotihuacan.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=1&

[5] New York Observer: http://observer.com/2012/12/cartoon-blues-the-life-of-the-new-yorkers-favorite-depressive-is-drawn-out-in-new-bio/

[6] New York Post: http://www.nypost.com/f/print/news/national/wings_of_an_angel_m7W8NXNsFsgsqcf5YKPGzO#axzz2FT0BW2mJ

[7] Spiegel: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/pain-continues-after-war-for-american-drone-pilot-a-872726.html

[8] aeon: http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/roger-scruton-fake-culture/

[9] Sports on Earth: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/40595178/?src=longreads&buffer_share=8c5d5

[10] The Chronicle Review: http://chronicle.com/article/This-Is-Not-a-Profile-of/136257/

[11] The Weekly Standard: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/postmodern-c-zanne_665182.html?nopager=1

[12] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/religious.png

[13] The Economist: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/12/daily-chart-13

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