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10 Weekend Reads

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On March 22, 2014 @ 7:00 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

Looks like a glorious day is on tap. Grab your tablet and a cup of coffee, and settle in to enjoy these longer form weekend reads:

• Genome Surgery: Genome Editing Tools Boost Medical Research and Gene Therapy’s Reach (MIT Technology Review [1])
• Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem (NYT Mag [2])
• The new market space: billionaire investors look beyond Earth (FT [3])
• Why we love repetition in music (Aeon [4])
• The Dismal Art: Economic forecasting has become much more sophisticated in the decades since its invention. So why are we still so bad at it? (Democracy Journal [5])
• Is Amazon Bad for Books? (New Yorker [6])
• The man who destroyed America’s ego: How a rebel psychologist challenged one of the 20th century’s biggest—and most dangerous—ideas (Medium [7])
• How We Built the Ghettos (Daily Beast [8])
• Facebook’s Plan to Conquer the World — With Crappy Phones and Bad Networks (Wired [9]) see also The War Nerd: Google’s Big New Dog (Pando Daily [10])
• A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America, powered by the repo industry (BetaBoston [11])

Whats up for the weekend?


Mutual funds that aim to copy hedge-fund strategies are proliferating.
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Source: WSJ [13]


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[1] MIT Technology Review: http://www.technologyreview.com/review/524451/genome-surgery/

[2] NYT Mag: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/magazine/silicon-valleys-youth-problem.html

[3] FT: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a441d9bc-9d65-11e3-a599-00144feab7de.html

[4] Aeon: http://aeon.co/magazine/altered-states/why-we-love-repetition-in-music/

[5] Democracy Journal: http://www.democracyjournal.org/32/the-dismal-art.php

[6] New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/17/140217fa_fact_packer

[7] Medium: https://medium.com/matter/94d214257b5

[8] Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/13/how-we-built-the-ghettos.html

[9] Wired: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/02/facebook-plans-conquer-world-slew-low-end-handsets/

[10] Pando Daily: http://pando.com/2014/02/13/the-war-nerd-googles-big-new-dog/

[11] BetaBoston: http://betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

[12] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/BF-AH054_22hedg_G_20140321173903.jpg

[13] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303287804579445134053667514

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