What We’re Reading – Week of 09/07/2018

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


Only at the fun part of the cycle where companies are doing things that don’t make economic sense can you ask, “Am I paying too little for stuff?”

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Institutional Investor examines how Wall Street abetted the opioid crisis.

Article via Institutional Investor


Hospitals are setting up their own non-profit generic drug company to make sure old generic drugs are available and cheap.

Article via Washington Post


The world didn’t learn much from the financial crisis.

Article via The Economist ($)


And along those lines, will oil cause the next financial crisis?  Bethany McLean thinks it could.

Article via New York Times ($)