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What We’re Reading – Week of 09/17/2021

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

Certain corners of the market don’t make a lot of sense.  Beyond Meat, whose products are basically pea protein, is worth more than the entire global market for peas.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Shell pushes to restart its offshore platforms after Ida.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Influencers promote products on social media.  Here come the “finfluencers” to sell you financial products.

Article via Bloomberg ($)

 

Chamath Palihapitiya, poster boy for the SPAC boom, might be changing his mind on going levered-long tech.

Article via Financial Times ($)

 

Bloomberg highlights the world’s richest families.  Amazing how many of these are associated with one great business.  Who says family businesses can’t be well-run?

Article via Bloomberg ($)