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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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Read these. I dare you.

• The Ubiquity of "Lost Decades" (Above the Market)
• Insurers are capitalizing on a surge of interest in bonds linked to natural disasters (WSJ)
• The Privatization Backlash (The Atlantic)
• Adam Smith Is Not the Antidote to Thomas Piketty (The Monkey Cage)
• Which Cities Sleep in, and Which Get to Work Early (FiveThirtyEight)
• Why the Lights Have Dimmed on LA's Film Industry (Market Place)
• Amid Rumors of a Buyout and Reports of Cash Crunch, Is Square All Boxed in? (The Verge)
• 10 Breakthrough Technologies in 2014 (MIT Technology Review) see also Five Areas in Robotics that Will Transform Society and Their Economic Impact (Robotenomics)
• Is There a Wonk Bubble? (Politico)
• Louis C.K. Is America's Undisputed King of Comedy (GQ)

What are you reading?

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