The morning of my return to work the train WFH reads:

‘Inflation fever’ is finally breaking – but central banks won’t stop hiking rates: A slowdown in major commodity markets suggests some relief is on the way after the worst price shock in decades. (Bloomberg)

Office last stand: It’s either the end of an era of flexibility where work goes – or the beginning of outright rebellion. (New York Times) see more What is the remote work controversy? They are back in the office for a while. Cubicles in downtown San Francisco and midtown Manhattan are mostly empty, but workers in America’s mid-sized and small cities have returned to their commutes. (New York Times)

Will it be the first country to be bankrupted by crypto? It’s Been a Year Since El Salvador Adopted Bitcoin as Currency — Things Aren’t Going Well (Rolling Stone)

20 IRA Mistakes to Avoid: From contribution to conversion to distribution, don’t fall into this trap. (Sunset)

GOP fury over ESG sparks backlash with US pensions at risk: Politicians in Florida and Texas continue to attack investment firms that weigh risks related to climate change and other social issues. (Bloomberg)

Fueling the luxury farm market out west is the fabulously wealthy: The Mughals have always poured large fortunes on rural life, prompted in part by epidemics. (Washington Post)

New data shows prolonged Covid is putting almost 4 million people out of work: 16.3 million (about 8%) working Americans currently have prolonged covid. (Brookings)

Cities are bracing for this season’s clash of climate disasters May through October has become known as the “hazard season” — when the United States is most at risk of experiencing climate disasters such as heat waves, wildfires, droughts and storms. (CityLab)

Donald J. Guidelines to stay away from anything Trump: Former presidents have a knack for avoiding consequences for their bad behavior. (Atlantic)

Everyone is a critic Reclaiming a radical tradition of cultural criticism. (baffler)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business next week with Eric Balchunas, senior ETF analyst at Bloomberg, where he’s co-creator of the Bloomberg Podcast Trillions and co-host of Bloomberg TV’s ETF IQ. He has written several books, most recently “The Bogle Effect: How John Bogle and Vanguard Turned Wall Street Inside Out and Saved Investors Trillions

Monetary policy has tended to transition from expansionary to contractionary over the past 50 years

Source: Charles Schwab

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