On top of Top Links, every few weeks I’ll sit down and write a new blog post. If you haven’t checked some of them out, you can find them over on the LWM Blog tab.
I’d love any feedback on the posts, or if you’d like me to write about something specific – let me know!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Why We Don’t Learn From History’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- Ben looks back at the year 1968, which many agree is one of the worst years in American history. Unfortunately, a lot of the same stories are still coming back today. Ben looks at why it is so difficult for people to learn from what has already happened.
‘Fed Promised to Buy Bonds But is Finding Few Takers’ – Matt Wirz – The Wall Street Journal
- The Fed has taken a lot of drastic measures due to the economic stress of the coronavirus. One of those measures was a program to start buying corporate bonds. There’s only one problem, a lot of companies aren’t interested in participating in the program. Why not?
‘Monopoly Threat Weighs on GrubHub Merger, Uber Stock’ – Chris Lange – 24/7 Wall Street
- Over the past few weeks there have been rumors of Uber trying to acquire Grubhub to roll into their Uber Eats food delivery service. Many around the industry are worried about a potential monopoly if that happens.
‘Lucrative, But Little Used, Unemployment Benefit’ – Greg Iacurci – CNBC
- The recent CARES Act increased unemployment benefits across the country, and has also made work-sharing programs more attractive for workers and businesses. This article outlines these programs and how they work.