Interesting Reads this week include:
1. Even groups that regularly disagree on labor issues said there should be significant public investment in programs that can upgrade the skills of American workers.
2. A combination of low interest rates and industrial demand propel silver to new highs.
3. Resignation of DeAnne Julius from the advisory board to China's sovereign wealth fund indicates a hitch in investment and business relationship with China.
4. Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said that managing the coronavirus is the most important issue for the economy now. “If we all wore a mask, it would substantially mute the transmission of this disease and we would grow faster,” he told Fox Business.
5. A decade of economic progress for America’s Black workers suddenly stopped in the mid-1970s. Why things had been improving, why that reversed, and what trade had to do with it.
We saw so many economists and finance-types recommending this podcast episode on Twitter this week that we had to listen.
Bonus: Welcome to the viral world of hyper-realistic cake slicing videos.