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Ford emblems, Learning to Learn, beer shortages, expensive groceries, and factory work
Hey, y’all! Here are five stories I learned about from the past week that I also think you’ll find interesting:
The Ford Motor Company is facing a fairly unique shortage: those blue oval badges [The Wall Street Journal]
Barbara Oakley has put together a free course that focuses on learning how to learn [Coursera]
A beer shortage may be on tap as inflation and supply chain pressures on brewers intensify [USA Today]
These 5 grocery staples have the highest price increases since last year [Fatherly]
U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a rebound, with companies adding workers amid high consumer demand for products [The New York Times]
And for the first time ever, a bonus item: the 53 prettiest college campuses in America according to Architectural Digest. Did your alma mater make the list? Leave a comment and let me know!
Yesterday I wrote about how game theory can explain why we’re seeing Christmas decorations popping up in September:
Week 38 is over and I’m up to 42 books for the year. Last week was a big week for me because I finished three books I had been working through for the past few weeks:
The first book was part of a dystopian series and was mostly a segue to the fourth book in the series. I was a fan of both The Hunger Games series and the Divergent series, so I started a series earlier this year that was similar. So far, it’s been a captivating series. I’ll let you know how I feel after book #4.
I’ve been wanting to read Silver’s book for a while now, and my motivation came after chatting with a student taking a forecasting course that had assigned this book. Overall, it’s what I expected given Silver’s background and I think it’s a good book if you’re interested in how professionals make predictions.
I mentioned the last book in last week’s post, but mostly because it started off so strong. I was hoping for a more comprehensive discussion of voting rights, but the book focuses on O’Rourke’s experiences in Texas and the struggle that Texas has gone through with voting rights. It’s still a good book, but I thought it was going to be something different than it was.