What We’re Reading – Week of 02/06/2015

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


Another lesson on the power of markets:  abundant natural gas has done more to shrink the U.S. coal industry than environmentalists ever could.

Article via Financial Times ($)


Low interest rates have made catastrophe bonds attractive at the expense of traditional reinsurers.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


“Chipotle: The Definitive Oral History” is a testament to the benefits of thinking differently about an old problem. 

Article via Bloomberg


It’s back!  Financial engineering makes a comeback with eBonds.

Article via Bloomberg


We hope someone in Congress reads this op-ed on a sane way to fund badly needed infrastructure investment.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Negative sovereign interest rates begin to have real world consequences:  Nestlé debt traded with a negative yield this week.  This gives new meaning to the old real estate developer’s adage: “A dollar borrowed is a dollar earned.”

Article via City A.M.