Ritholtz's Reads: Defense of Silicon Valley

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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Good morning. Before you head out to play in the sunshine, here are some longer-form weekend reads to kick off your Saturday:

• Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley (Businessweek)
• Who Stole the Four-Hour Workday? (Vice)
• Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived? (NY Times)
• I Want It, and I Want It Now -- It's Time for Instant Gratification (Re/Code)
• Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It's Fed (NY Times)
• Gladwell: The Gangster's Guide to Upward Mobility (New Yorker)
• The Most Fascinating Profile You'll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup (Wired)
• What Happens When You Enter the Witness Protection Program? (Priceonomics)
• Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man? (The Marshall Project)
• Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback (Pitchfork)

What's up this weekend?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net