I’m catching up with some reading because I’ve been busy with work lately. Here are some interesting articles I liked:
Hedonically-Adjusted, Well-Spun, Nominal Misery (The Big Picture) – Are the reported inflation and unemployment numbers artificially low compared to what were reported years ago? Maybe. But what can you do about it?
Credit/Debit/ATM Cards and Foreign Exchange (FlyerGuide Wiki) – All you want to know about spending money and getting cash when you are in a foreign country.
Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit And You Should Too (Harvard Business) – Zappos sells shoes online. I’ve always had great service from them. Although their prices are not always the lowest, unless they are much more expensive, I always choose Zappos. Great service is worth a few bucks.
Why Is This Legal? (Credit Slips) – How do we strike the balance between consumer choice and consumer protection? Should expensive loans be illegal? What about other expensive stuff? Should we regulate prices?
In 2028, 1.40% EE bonds will earn 50% in one day (Savings Bond Advisor) – The 1.4% EE bonds are a rip-off. Why is this legal?