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Hi y’all! Here are five stories from the past week that I found interesting:
At the end of the month, a series of federal waivers that provide free school lunches will expire. Learn more about those waivers and the economic impact of school lunch:
Week 24 is over and I’m up to 21 books for the year. This past week I finish Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz. The author looks at the history of urban life in Çatalhöyük, Pompeii, Angkor, and Cahokia. There were some tangential things related to economics like the benefits of clustering or the use of money, but it was mostly an anthropological study of those four cities. I first learned about the book after joining Adam Conover’s Patreon. It was an interesting read and at a different pace from some of the stuff I’ve been reading. I enjoyed switching it up from the usual mix of economics-centric books and historical fiction.