Ritholtz's 10 Weekend Reads: Life Is Just One Big Ponzi Scheme

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy and the business world. He started the Big Picture blog in 2003 and is the founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an asset management and financial planning firm.
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Yay, its the weekend! Here are the longer form reads I've saved up all week:

• Is Life a Ponzi Scheme? (Boston Review)
• The Great Story: In the run-up to the Great Recession, accountability journalism saw the story that access journalism missed (Columbia Journalism Review)
• Thinking Outside the (Big) Box (NY Times)
• Your USB cable, the spy: Inside the NSA's catalog of surveillance magic (Ars Technica)
• The Agony of Frank Luntz (The Atlantic)
• The uncomfortable truth about Brad Stone's Amazon book (Fortune)
• The Real Story of Linda Taylor, America's Original Welfare Queen (Slate)
• How Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg learned to focus on the bottom line (WSJ)
• We need to talk about TED (The Guardian)
• This Is Why Einstein's Brain Was Better Than Yours (io9)

What's up for the weekend?

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