Ritholtz's 10 Wednesday Reads: A Kingpin and Prank Callers

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 midweek morning reading:

• The Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came to Rule the World (Businessweek)
• Gold Is Up 12 Percent: Has a New Bull Market Begun? (Barron's)
• What Alan Greenspan Has Learned Since 2008 (Harvard Business Review)
• The Best Part of the Housing Price Recovery May Be Over (WonkBlog) see also America's Hottest Housing Market Has Suddenly Cooled Down (Real Time Economics)
• Why Machine Learning and Big Data Need Behavioral Economists (Robot Economics)
• The Kingpin at Rest by Alma Guillermoprieto (New York Review of Books)
• Truth and a Prize Emerge From Lies About Hoffman (NY Times)
• The Drying of the West (Business Insider)
• Punk'd!? Is the @GSElevator Mystery Really Solved? (NY Mag)
• Jerky Boys: Behind the Prank Calls That Changed Comedy (Rolling Stone)

What are you reading?

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