Tuesday's Assorted Links
Ag Tech, Child Poverty, Chick-fil-A, Housing Market, Major Regret
Hi y’all, here are the 5 stories from last week that I thought you may enjoy reading!
Smart tech can help farmers optimize water & fertilizer usage, but it may also reduce the need for workers in the fields [NPR Marketplace]
Millions fewer children are considered poor today than were a quarter-century ago thanks to an expanding social safety net [The New York Times]
Chick-fil-A wants in on the fall drink market and has released an Autumn Spice milkshake [Chick-fil-A]
A map showing how fast sellers are slashing home prices in America’s biggest housing markets [Fortune]
The most-regretted (and lowest-paying) college majors [The Washington Post]
Yesterday I wrote about why the large increase in the supply of both Pokémon cards and US dollars hasn’t resulted in decreased values for either:
Week 36 is over and I’m up to 38 books for the year. I recently finished a brief history of the whiskey rebellion and a discussion of the craft whiskey industry over the past few decades. Overall, the book was interesting but I wish it would have covered more of the recent trends in greater depth than it did.
If you’re looking for a neat book that goes into detail about trends in popular beverages, I would highly recommend A History of the World in 6 Glasses. It was published in 2006 and includes a lot of great information on beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola.