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What We’re Reading – Week of 02/20/2015

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

UPS is using algorithms to improve delivery efficiency, but it hasn’t always gone smoothly.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Greek finance minister and game theory expert, Yanis Varoufakis, tells Europe he isn’t “playing around.”

Op-Ed via New York Times

 

Charlie Ergen holds the cards in a wireless spectrum shortage.

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

Hospitals discharge patients at the time it is most profitable for them to do so.  This shouldn’t really be news.  All people respond to incentives.  If we don’t like the incentives we have put in place with Medicare we need to change them.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

China is apparently backing up their claims in the South China Sea with fortifications.  No wonder their neighbors are getting nervous.

Article via Los Angeles Times

 

Walmart is giving 500,000 employees raises.  Is that the sound of the labor market tightening up that we finally hear?

Article via Reuters