Your Weekend Warm-Up

 

Thankfully, life is about much more than saving and investing. At Clearfront Advisory, we understand and appreciate that you have a wide variety of interests. So do we! Most Fridays, Zach posts a missive, Your Weekend Warm-up, which highlights interesting articles/books he has read, movies/shows he has seen, as well as the ocassional piece on investing.

 

Date Title Description
6/19/2020 Homecoming Season 2, A Separation & Are America’s Biggest Cities Doomed? I recently finished watching season two of Amazon Prime’s Homecoming (not to be confused with Showtime’s Homeland). The first season was great, and had what I thought was one of the best final episodes of any show in 2018. And while season 2 has its moments, it felt like all style and no substance

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6/12/2020 And Their Children After Them, State of the Union & Stock Swings La France profonde, or Deep France. It’s a phrase that is meant to denote life outside of Paris, a deep sense of the nation that exists in provincial towns and villages. Bucolic countryside, delicious cuisine, and picturesque town squares far from the hustle and bustle of Paris, it’s where the essence of France is and will always reside.

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5/15/2020 Overpriced Education, There but for the & Housing Market’s Future With the recent announcement that California State University, the largest four-year college system in the United States, will cancel most in-person classes for the upcoming fall semester and resort predominantly to on-line instruction, it’s become clear that colleges and universities are in a mad scramble to figure out how best to respond if students can’t – or are unwilling – to come back to campus in the fall. 

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5/1/2020

Stock Market Rebound, The Restaurant & About Schmidt

With roughly 30 million jobless claims since mid-March, a gross domestic product that shrank 4.8% in the first quarter, and the steepest decline in consumer spending ever recorded last month, the United States’ economy has been brought to its knees by Covid-19.

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4/17/2020

Resilience, Covid Changes & the Everglades

As my fifth week of self-quarantine draws to a close, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about resilience. I know, it’s a word that is overused to the point of meaninglessness, but an interesting article in the New Yorker, which discusses decades of research undertaken to determine how resilience actually works, is worth a read at the current moment, where most of us feel especially stressed. 

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4/3/2020 Alphabet Soup Recovery, CARES Act & Tiger King Crises always happen, and they always end. Right now things seem bleak, but we are going to make it out of this rut eventually. What shape will our economic recovery take? It’s difficult to say, but economists have put forth an alphabet soup of possibilities. First off is the “V-shaped” recovery, where economic output rises back as quickly as it has fallen.

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