What We’re Reading – Week of 12/08/2017

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.



How Dollar General became rural America’s store of choice.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


The latest scam is debt collectors chasing down debt people don’t actually owe.

Article via Bloomberg


Investors decide it is time for shale wells to cough up the cash.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


How Amazon is spurring cheap consumer devices at the expense of big brands.

Article via New York Times ($)


Fortune profiles Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, the most aggressive of hedge fund activists.

Article via Fortune