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Number Crunch

Airlines are going on a buying and hiring spree as customers return to the skies


The dreaded Phillips curve describes the runaway inflation of the 60s and 70s. The situation is very different today.


TREND MILL

After the devastating impacts of the pandemic, retail is being forced to redefine the role of the brick-and-mortar store

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I READ IT SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

How Big Tech made it harder for working artists to make a living

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What did I read?

So who’s this William Deresiewicz?

Give me the 30-second sell.


In his final letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos calculated how much his company has benefited stakeholders. Let’s check his math.

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Number Crunch

Forget ‘Titanic’. ‘Ever Given’ is the maritime blockbuster we need


NUMBER CRUNCH

The other half of their stimulus will obviously go toward avocado toast

An illustration of the Number Crunch logo next to the text “50%: The share of their stimulus checks that half of American 25–34-year-olds plan to spend on stocks. Source: Deutsche Bank” with an illustration of a check and a positive trending graph below it.
An illustration of the Number Crunch logo next to the text “50%: The share of their stimulus checks that half of American 25–34-year-olds plan to spend on stocks. Source: Deutsche Bank” with an illustration of a check and a positive trending graph below it.


Number Crunch

Blank-check companies are running out of viable companies to acquire

An illustration featuring the Number Crunch logo next to the text “370: The number of SPACs, or blank-check companies, that are actively looking for a target company to merge with and take public. Source: CNBC” over a background of a blank check.
An illustration featuring the Number Crunch logo next to the text “370: The number of SPACs, or blank-check companies, that are actively looking for a target company to merge with and take public. Source: CNBC” over a background of a blank check.


I Read It So You Don’t Have To

An economist gives a psychological tour through the messy business of numbers

Animation by Julia Moburg for Marker

What did I read?

So who’s this Tim Harford?


Number Crunch

$359 million worth of GameStop shares failed to deliver because buyers didn’t have the cash or sellers didn’t have the shares

Number Crunch logo next to 8-bit styled Space Invaders-like aliens with the text “$359 million: The value of GameStop shares that “failed to deliver” on Jan 28 because buyers didn’t have the money, or sellers didn’t have the shares, to settle trades. Source: Bloomberg”
Number Crunch logo next to 8-bit styled Space Invaders-like aliens with the text “$359 million: The value of GameStop shares that “failed to deliver” on Jan 28 because buyers didn’t have the money, or sellers didn’t have the shares, to settle trades. Source: Bloomberg”

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