What We’re Reading – Week of 01/29/2021

Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


Xi Jinping attacks his greatest threat – private entrepreneurs.

Article via The Atlantic


Another consequence of low interest rates – an emerging market debt boom.  Those have sometimes ended badly.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


What really happened with GameStop?  This is one of the more complete explanations we have seen for those truly trying to understand.

Blog via Markets Weekly


Crazy short squeezes like GameStop aren’t that uncommon.  In 2008, Volkswagen was briefly the largest company in the world because of an epic short squeeze brought on by Porsche.

Article via The Financial Times ($)


GM says it will only produce electric cars by 2035.

Article via Engadget