Last Reading List for 2020


Just For Fun

  • Do you have a Robinhood account? Did you get a 2020 activity recap like you did from Spotify? (NYT)

 

Pandemic Stories 

  • Here is an example of how a community comes together to help a family farm restructure for survival. (NYT)
  • Can colleges reward (pay) college students for following the rules to keep Covid-19 under control back on campus? (NYT)

 

Here are a few articles putting 2020 in perspective:

  • This one is a repeat: the NYT sums up the state of the US economy in 20 charts.
  • Here is a link to the latest (end of November) TransUnion Wave survey of financial hardship. It is full of lots of data and graphs from the consumer perspective.
  • These two articles listed in Wednesday’s Ritholtz’s Reads sum up the upheaval in retail businesses in 2020: (Bloomberg) and (Recode/Vox)
  • Adam Grossman writing for the Humble Dollar pulls together five lessons learned about investing in 2020.
  • This Planet Money end of year podcast (“The Rest of the Year 2020”) includes a recap of the actions taken by the Fed (and Congress re: the Fed) this year. Other topics covered are vaccines, mixed martial arts, and escheaters. (Here is the January episode Escheat Show in case your interest was piqued like mine was.)

 

ICYMI

  • The New York Times will be free to high school students and teachers through September 2021, sign up here!.

 

I wish you all a very happy, healthy 2021!!



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