Ritholtz's 10 Weekend Reads: Death of Pop, German Housing and the Techtopus

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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My longer-form reads to start your weekend:

• Indecision is sometimes the best way to decide (Aeon)
• Most Germans don't buy their homes, they rent. Here's why (Quartz)
• The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley's most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers' wages (Pando Daily)
• Swedroe: The Sad Truth About Hedge Funds (Index Universe)
• On Breaking One's Neck by Arnold Relman (New York Review of Books)
• The death of pop: don't blame it on the download (Spiked Online)
• Segregating Bitcoin's value systems (Dizzynomics)
• New Old Keynesianism (Crooked Timber)
• "Marriage promotion" is a destructive cargo cult (Interfluidity)
• How to Read A Book (Farnam Street)

What's up for the weekend?

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