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A couple of quick links

November 4, 2015

I’m in Stockholm, trying desperately to get over jet lag in time for my day-long tutorial tomorrow. Before I go out on the required yarn store walking tour I wanted to share two things with you:

First, I’m super proud of my Occupy group’s recent Huffington Post submission, an essay entitled Free Markets Ideology is Making Us Sick. This is the first of quite a few essays we are planning on the topic, and it’s the driving theme.

Second, I want you to consider listening to the most recent Slate Money podcast, where we interviewed University of Georgia Law Professor Mehrsa Baradaran, who recently wrote How The Other Half Banks. It’s a fantastic book, and I might write a review of it soon for those people (like me!) who don’t listen to podcasts. Bottomline, we should start a postal bank. Or restart one, rather.

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  1. Josh
    November 4, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Neatly tying these two themes together (in an unfortunate way) we can mourn the passing of the public Japan Post which included a postal savings bank and an insurance company as a core element. Japan Post, Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance STOCKS are all doing well. No comment on how the customers or employees are doing.

    For a picture of the future of these entities, we may want to read Slate Money’s previous guest Bethany McLean’s book, Shaky Ground.

    Enjoy the Slånbärssnaps!


    • November 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

      And the lingonberry sauce.


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