Here is another batch of items I am currently reading. Some of these are from last week or before, and that’s because I add things to my Pocket reading list and then leave them there.
1. Why are dystopian films on the rise again, JSTOR Daily
2. Why is anyone surprised that Abenomics failed? Naked Capitalism
3. Why do financial types hate Fed intervention? Pragmatic Capitalism
(Another option is that financial types pretend to hate intervention to mask the benefits that accrue to them from intervention; perhaps a recognition of the diversity of financial types could go some way to resolving this, ie. pension funds, hedges funds, too-big-to-fail banks, community banks, etc, as well as recognition that they don’t always love or hate it).
4. Potential output and recessions: are we fooling ourselves? Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
5. Credit to noncorporate businesses remains tight, St Louis Federal Reserve
6. Retirement planning: millennials vs boomers, Research Affiliates
On the book front, I have finished reading Robert Caro’s Master of the Senate (third in his LBJ series), which I recommend (specifically the chapters starting after pg 200). I am now reading the Kindle sample of Daniel Galvin’s Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush and deciding whether or not to buy. I’m leaning towards buy.