What We’re Reading – Week of 05/18/2018

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.



Can Paul Jacobs pull off the largest technology leveraged buyout in history?

Article via The Financial Times ($)


Robots are changing manufacturing, but more automation isn’t always better.  Just ask Tesla who missed its targets due to production inefficiencies caused by robots.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Lies, damned lies, and CPI.  It is good to remember that everyone measures inflation differently.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Infrastructure has become a bottleneck for shale drillers in the Permian Basin.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


If CEO compensation has no correlation with outcomes, why pay so much?  It’s a great question.  Would CEOs do a worse job if we paid them less?  Doubtful.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)