Ritholtz's 10 Thursday Reads: Canada's Strong Middle Class

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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It's May Day! A holiday all around the world -- except here:

  • 'Scale and Skill': Why It's Hard for Managed Funds to Beat the Indexers (Knowledge@Wharton)
  • Diamonds to Oil Bring Gold Rush Dreams to Melting Arctic (Bloomberg)
  • How Google Can Steal Facebook's Candy (Bloomberg View) see also It's Not a Tech Bubble -- It's Tech Roulette (CNN Money)
  • On Umbrellas Causing Rain (Economist)
  • Why Don't Wall Street Stars Get Sports-Like Endorsement Deals? (Reformed Broker)
  • Life in Canada, Home of the World's Most Affluent Middle Class (NY Times)
  • The Conservative Case Against Piketty Is Shockingly Weak (New Republic) see also Why the Rich Are Rattled (LA Times)
  • Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis (NY Times)
  • Al Hunt: Your 2016 Republican Field, by the Odds (Bloomberg View) but see This Is a Perfect Example of Why Scientists Don't Vote Republican (The Week)
  • Wikipedia: Where Truth Dies Online (Spiked Online)

What are you reading?

Asset Performance Review, Total Return, April 2014

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net