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10 Weekend Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 21, 2013 @ 7:00 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

Good Saturday morning! Here are my longer form, weekend reading:

• 5 years after financial crash, many losers — and some big winners (Los Angeles Times [1]) see also Where Is Dick Fuld Now? Finding Lehman Brothers’ Last CEO (Businessweek [2])
• What Matters Most:  Building a larger 401(k) balance. (Morningstar [3])
• Buffaloed by Boredom and Bernanke (Alpine Advisor [4])
On Muppets & Merchandise: How Jim Henson Turned His Art into a Business (Longreads [5])
• Financing the Federal Government with Inflation-Protected Securities (Noahpinion [6]) but see Is the Nation-State Dying? (Chronicle [7])
Public Enemies: Social Media Is Fueling Gang Wars in Chicago (Wired [8])
• The STEM Crisis Is a Myth (IEEE Spectrum [9]) see also What’s So Special About Star Engineers? (Priceonomics [10])
• The Psychiatric Drug Crisis: US sales of psychiatric drugs > $70 Billion in 2010 (New Yorker [11])
Parallel worlds: If human history turns on the tilt of the multiverse, can we still trust our ideas of achievement, progress and morality? (aeon [12])
• Taxonomy: The spy who loved frogs (Nature [13])

Whats up for the weekend?


A boon for the banks
Graphic [14]
Source: Los Angeles Times [15]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-crisis-winners-losers-20130915,0,7740247.story

[2] Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-12/where-is-dick-fuld-now-finding-lehman-brothers-last-ceo

[3] Morningstar: http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=610828

[4] Alpine Advisor: http://cornicecapital.com/AlpineAdvisor/2013/09/19/buffaloed-by-boredom-and-bernanke/

[5] Longreads: http://blog.longreads.com/post/61567330665/on-muppets-merchandise-how-jim-henson-turned-his-art

[6] Noahpinion: http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/financing-federal-government-with.html

[7] Chronicle: http://chronicle.com/article/Is-the-Nation-State-Dying-/141301/

[8] Wired: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/09/gangs-of-social-media/

[9] IEEE Spectrum: http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/education/the-stem-crisis-is-a-myth

[10] Priceonomics: http://priceonomics.com/whats-so-special-about-star-engineers/

[11] New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/09/psychiatry-prozac-ssri-mental-health-theory-discredited.html

[12] aeon: http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/can-the-multiverse-explain-the-course-of-history/

[13] Nature: http://www.nature.com/news/taxonomy-the-spy-who-loved-frogs-1.13710

[14] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/la-fi-crisis-winners-losers-20130913-g.jpeg

[15] Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-crisis-winners-losers-20130913-g,0,3243545.graphic

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