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Marmalade, A Nobel Summary, Airfare Costs, Meetings That Could Have Been Emails, and the September CPI Report
Hi, y’all. Here are 5 stories from the past week that I found interesting:
Marmalade producers may be in a real jam as demand increased by almost 20% following the death of Queen Elizabeth II [The Washington Post]
Here’s a nice 9-minute summary of the 2022 Economics Nobel Prize from the team at Planet Money [NPR]
Airfares have risen five times faster than the overall inflation rate, find out why [Forbes]
The collective opportunity cost of those “meetings that could have been emails” is about $100 million per year at big companies [CBS News]
4 key takeaways from September’s CPI Report [Brookings]
Yesterday I summarized Kodak’s history through the lense of Schumpeter’s creative destruction based on a recent tweet suggesting a resurgence in demand for 35mm film:
Week 41 is over and I’m about to check in my 43rd book for the year. I’ve got about 20 pages left of Will by Will Smith and feel comfortable giving you my summary since I doubt it’ll change much after the last chapter. Overall, I really enjoyed it but mostly because I was a 90s kid and loved everything about Will Smith. His Big Willie Style CD was the first CD I ever purchased when I got my first boombox. I was in 5th grade at the time and played that CD on repeat for much too long.
There were some frustrating moments in the book where it felt like he was rambling. Other times he would be in the middle of a story and then suddenly shift to a different story. My nostalgia for the Fresh Prince was stronger though and I would recommend it to anyone else who liked his early movies and music. I can imagine the audiobook would be really engaging.