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Barry Ritholtz
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. Ritholtz was previously the chief executive officer and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm for which he continues to consult. He is the author of "Bailout Nation" and is a graduate of Stony Brook University and Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He lives on New York's Long Island with his wife.
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Zombie Ideas That Keep on Losing

Bad ideas take on a life of their own because of think tanks financed by the rich designed to perpetuate them -- even though they have been proven wrong or invalid. Read more

Just Try to Refinance. I Dare You

The difficulty homebuyers and owners have had in getting mortgages or refinancing existing loans offers insight into why economic growth has been so disappointing. Read more