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Hi, y’all! Here are 5 stories from the past week that I thought you may also want to read:
Yesterday I wrote about the role of federally-backed student loans in helping alleviate capital market imperfections:
Week 17 is over and I’m still at 12 books for the year. Every other year, I re-read the books I assign to my classes just to make sure I’m still up-to-date on the topic. My principles of microeconomics students read Think Like a Freak, which is intended to get them to start thinking about creative ways to solve problems. It’s got a lot of great stories throughout the book and I even assign one of the chapters to my upper-level course.
If you’re a fan of the Freakonomics blog then you’ve like seen some of these stories before. If not, it’s a great book that is really easy to read when you have free time. Each chapter is fairly self-contained so you can take big breaks between chapters if you need to.
Reading anything good lately? Take a minute to let me know: