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What We’re Reading – Week of 04/08/2016

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

Water scarcity adds to Venezuela’s woes.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same—100 year old investment advice that still works today.

Blog via Novel Investor

 

The world is getting fatter and no one knows how to stop it.

Article via Bloomberg

 

40% of student loan borrowers still aren’t making payments.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

The U.S. Treasury ended the Pfizer/Allergan deal with the stroke of a pen this week.  It’s probably not the best way to run the railroad.

Article via Reuters

 

Will Etsy upend capitalism? If so, profits will probably be required (at some point).

Article via New York Magazine