Reading List for Christmas 2021
Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday break. Enjoy a much deserved rest. We will keep this week’s list short and sweet.
Holiday Food For Thought
- I like this idea: stop giving holiday gifts to adults. That would save time, money, and help the environment, and maybe reduce your stress level around the holidays. (Slate)
- We probably don’t need this report from the Commerce Department to tell us about inflation, but the PCE increased 5.7% in November. Read about this and other consumer and growth measures here. (AP)
- Consumer confidence jumped in December as well. (AP)
- According to Ben Carlson in his Wealth of Common Sense, the pandemic made everyone richer. (Note that the data are in nominal terms….think about how inflation may alter this.)
- Amazon reaches a deal with the National Labor Relations Board, paving the way for Amazon employers to organize. (NY Times – subscription may be required.)
- The market rebounded this week after an Omicron drop, leaving the S&P 500 at a new record high. (CNBC)
- Should Bitcoin be in your portfolio? (The Institutional Investor)
- Big news here: Student loan borrowers have been given another reprieve, as payment freeze has been extended until May 1. (NPR)
- Student Loan borrowers describe what they would change about student loans. (WAPO-subscription may be required)
- The NYT (subscription may be required) highlights how a few families used the child tax credits.