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Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:00 pm

What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know  Source: CBS 60 Minutes  

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Sunday, July 21, 2019 4:30 am

They’re killing the golden goose. Because price matters. Otherwise everybody would use an iPhone and a Mac, but Netflix is not a premium product, it can’t win appealing to a sliver of the public, it needs all of it. This is how the publishing industry killed digital books. Despite the hosannas of boomers boasting that…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:00 am

Programming Note: Ritholtz's Reads has a new home. To receive early morning reads each day in your inbox, sign up here.   My easy like Sunday morning reads: o The Biggest Investing Bet on Tech Is Cheap--and Controversial (Barron’s) o Financial Twitter Loses a Source of Humility and Wisdom, but Good Voices Remain (WSJ) o…

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 2:00 pm

Humans have left much more than footprints on the moon since the space age started in the 1950s. Check out the WSJ’s interactive guide to all the space junk we’ve left up there:   The Incredible Inventory of Things We've Put on the Moon click for interactive graphic Source: Wall Street Journal  

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 6:30 am

This week, we speak with Allison Schrager, co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners and author of "An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk." Her work analyzes the world through a lens of risk-analysis =and management. Schrager tells how her research led her to write a column on online prostitution which was…

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:00 am

Programming Note: Ritholtz's Reads has a new home. To receive early morning reads each day in your inbox, sign up here.   The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish Blend coffee, grab a seat on the beach, and get ready for our longer form, 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, weekend reads:…

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Friday, July 19, 2019 4:00 pm

Succinct Summations for the week ending July 19th, 2019 Positives: 1. Housing market index came in at 65 for June, above the previous reading of 64. 2. Jobless claims rose 8k w/o/w from 208k to 216k, meeting expectations. 3. Empire State Mfg Survey came in at 4.3 for July above the previous reading of -8.6.…

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Friday, July 19, 2019 3:30 am

Programming Note: Ritholtz's Reads will have a new home. To receive early morning reads each day in your inbox, sign up here. My end of week morning train reads: o Amazon's Most Ambitious Research Project Is a Convenience Store (Bloomberg Businessweek) o How Frank Abagnale Can Help You Avoid the Romance Scam and Other Cons…

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Friday, July 19, 2019 3:00 am

The Lotus Evija is a new electric super car. The horsepower is nearly 2000 HP, and the overall design is quite aggressive. The stats here are pretty wild: o 1972-hp output – World's most powerful hyper-car; o 0-62 miles per hour in less than 3 seconds; o 4 motors (1 at each corner) crank 493…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:00 pm

Source: The Economist   Here is the take from across the Atlantic: “Republican reluctance to embrace health care, despite the president's best efforts, is understandable. On the one hand, America's health-care system is woefully dysfunctional: the country spends about twice as much on health care as other rich countries but has the highest infant-mortality rate…

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