What We’re Reading – Week of 12/16/2016

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


The natural interest rate, is it real or imagined?

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Automation actually creates more jobs.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Are electric cars coming to replace gasoline powered ones?

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Lots of people talk about expected returns, but they might do better to worry about expected risk.

Blog post by Ben Carlson


Hospital death rates vary widely- a fact that one would think patients would want to know about. The more information like this becomes available, the better the healthcare system should get.  You can’t fix what you aren’t measuring.

Article via New York Times ($)