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What We’re Reading – Week of 08/03/2018

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


The law of unintended consequences is alive and well as Amazon sellers find ways to game its rating system.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


When no experience necessary becomes the norm, it’s another sign that the labor market is tight.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


The pension hole for U.S. states and cities is a huge problem and most people seem to have their head in the sand about it.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


What’s it like when your taxi has no driver?  Families testing Google’s Waymo find out.

Article via Bloomberg


The U.S. beer industry continues to grapple with shrinking demand.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)