Ritholtz's 10 Wednesday Reads: Can Money Make Us Happy?

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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Hey, you made it to midweek. Here's what you should read:

  • Does Money Buy Happiness? (Time)
  • Those Who Forget the Past... (FT Alphaville)
  • Japan's pension fund is set to splash cash (WSJ)
  • Gold Manipulation Continues Unabated (Kid Dynamite)
  • Realtors and Builders Differ on the Need for New Homes (Real Time Economics)
  • Introducing the Top Advisor Blogs And Bloggers (Kitces)
  • Larry Summers Should Keep His Mouth Shut (Baseline Scenario)
  • The Eric Cantor Upset: What Happened? (FiveThirtyEight) see also The Guy Who Beat Eric Cantor Penned a Scathing, Seemingly Unpublished Book About the Economics Profession (Vox)
  • Huh? China Building Dubai-Style Fake Islands in South China Sea (Bloomberg) see also Google Earth Screenshots Reveal Our Planet's Beautiful, Pattern-Like Designs (FastCo Design)
  • How Our Delusions Keep Us Sane: The Psychology of Our Self-Enhancement Bias (Brain Pickings)

Japan's Pension Fund Asset Allocation Is 70/30 Bonds (Yes, Bonds)

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