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Weekend Reading | Saturday, July 30, 2022

Featured Articles: Good Writing From Around The Web

Reading The News is the New Smoking


For most of us, a reduction in news consumption would probably lead to better decisions and greater happiness.

Why Optimists Live Longer Than The Rest Of Us


I believe this research, but I’m not sure it’s helpful. I used to be one of the most optimistic people in the room (any room). But, since my brother died, I can’t “choose” optimism the way I once did. Be careful to judge pessimists… you really don’t know what they’ve been through.

Mechanical Watch


Very cool. Now, who among you will take this new knowledge and build something with a child?

Good Grief: Reflections on a Dreaded Emotion

Now I get it. “The writing of condolences to the grieving is perhaps the most difficult of all compositions. Platitudes must be avoided, clichés eliminated, all false feeling excluded.”

The Fundamental Problem for Every Investment Adviser

This is NOT advice that I can give to everyone, but I am 100% an equity investor. I believe the only way to capture the innovation and productivity of human activity is to own equities.


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Always reading, always learning, Jonathan hand-selects these articles for readers each week. To view Jonathan’s curated articles from previous weeks, CLICK HERE.

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