This week’s reads include:
While there's a risk of recession for 2023, any decline should be mild and short-lived.
Consumers are buying fewer discretionary goods and returning more. To clear their shelves, retailers are selling to liquidators at steep discounts.
“The most effective cure for high prices is high prices. Story does a good job explaining how this works via inventories.” – Claudia Sahm on twitter
According to an analysis by the e-commerce consultant Pattern, a one-star increase on an Amazon listing can pump up sales by as much as 26 percent, which is why so many sellers are juking the stats.
From Pelotons to pets, the Covid buys people wish they’d left on the shelves.
The new analysis — the biggest of its kind — found the degree to which the rich and poor were connected explained why a neighborhood’s children did better later in life, more than any other factor.
This link is to brown bears feasting on salmon in Katmai National Park in Alaska.