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10 Weekend Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 27, 2013 @ 7:00 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

Here are my longer form — more in depth detailed journalism — weekend reads for your Saturday morning pleasure. Pour a cup of coffee and have at it:

• Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever (Rolling Stone [1])
Talkin’ ’bout a revolution: Why Occupy Wall Street Failed (FT.com [2])
• Facebook Leans In (Vanity Fair [3]) see also The second coming of Facebook (CNNMoney [4])
• This Bud’s for You! Legal Pot in the U.S. (GQ.com [5])
• Bad Directors and Why They Aren’t Thrown Out (NYT [6])
• The Rise of Big Data (Foreign Affairs [7]) see also A Brief History of Applause, the ‘Big Data’ of the Ancient World (Atlantic [8])
• David Lee Roth Will Not Go Quietly (BuzzFeed [9])
• In The Dark: Dark matter is the commonest, most elusive stuff in the universe. Can we grasp this great unsolved problem in physics? (aeon [10])
• A Different World: How one small college is quitting sports — and might lead a revolution (SB Nation [11])
• The 50 Machines You Will Need to Rebuild Civilization (should it come to that) (Climateer Investing [12])

What are you doing this weekend?


Change in Real Wages since Q1 2000
Source: NYT [14]

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[1] Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/everything-is-rigged-the-biggest-financial-scandal-yet-20130425

[2] FT.com: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/91a3782a-a80f-11e2-b031-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2Qw9mYJZ8

[3] Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2013/05/facebook-future-mark-zuckerberg-sheryl-sandberg

[4] CNNMoney: http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/11/technology/facebook-zuckerberg-home.pr.fortune/index.html

[5] GQ.com: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201305/legalizing-marijuana-united-states-shopping-for-weed?printable=true

[6] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/30/business/why-bad-directors-arent-thrown-out.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all

[7] Foreign Affairs: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139104/kenneth-neil-cukier-and-viktor-mayer-schoenberger/the-rise-of-big-data?page=show

[8] Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/a-brief-history-of-applause-the-big-data-of-the-ancient-world/274014/

[9] BuzzFeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevekandell/david-lee-roth-will-not-go-quietly?src=longreads

[10] aeon: http://www.aeonmagazine.com/nature-and-cosmos/alexander-b-fry-dark-matter/

[11] SB Nation: http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2013/4/16/4226848/colleges-leaving-ncaa-dropping-athletics

[12] Climateer Investing: http://climateerinvest.blogspot.com/2012/07/50-machines-you-will-need-to-rebuild.html

[13] Image: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/04/26/business/Widening-Inequality-In-Wages.html

[14] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/business/economy/wage-disparity-continues-to-grow.html

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