My two-for-Tuesday morning the train WFH reads:

Why the midterms are more important than presidential elections — at least for investors: A study tracking the emergence of US republican elections reveals some curious trends (Institutional Investor) see more What will the midterms mean for big business? The GOP and corporate America, longtime allies, are showing signs of a breakup — which recent polls indicate will likely play out with a Republican House. (dealbook)

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy’s first year on the job: Overexpansion undone under Bezos’ leadership: Amid the worst stretch for financial performance in Amazon’s history, the new CEO is working to reduce the excesses of an e-commerce operation the company expanded at breakneck speed during much of the Covid-19 pandemic (Wall Street Journal)

The housing market is worse than you think: Buyers, sellers and renters are in for more twists, as rising mortgage rates and stubborn inflation signal belts tighten. (New York Times) see more Older, white and wealthier home buyers are pushing others out of the market: The share of first-time buyers fell to 26 percent, the lowest level in four decades, when a real estate trade association began tracking such data. (New York Times)

Ray Dalio: The Changing World Order Is Approaching Stage 6 (The War Stage): History shows that internal and/or international war movements that change the domestic and world order take place in a stepwise progression that morphs into larger cycles that occur for logical reasons throughout history. (LinkedIn)

Harvard receives $500 million pledge to restore automobiles: An anonymous donor gives McPherson College a big boost Tiny Kansas school offers bachelor’s in automotive restoration (Bloomberg) see more Weird cars are becoming the new normal: As brands struggle to maintain their identities in an age of silent electric cars with incredible performance, many are turning to gimmicky features to find traction on the road ahead (The Verge)

This brain molecule decides which memories are happy—or terrible: When the brain encodes memories as positive or negative, a small peptide called neurotensin determines which way they go. (of wire)

Democrats fall behind Republicans in the messaging game: The GOP turned to values, crime and the economy to rally voters. (Vox) see more Democrats’ long goodbye for the working class: The party’s biggest challenge in the midterm elections is the erosion of its traditional base of support. (Atlantic)

John Oliver on Republicans and Voting: ‘If I lose, it’s rigged, if I win, it’s right’ The Last Week Tonight host examines election denial, the GOP’s attempts at electoral disaster, and the fragility of American democracy. (parent)

Letters, tweets, TV: How midterm confusion washed over Pennsylvania: One state’s experience indicates how rampant lies and misinformation have become in the country’s electoral process, online and off. (New York Times) see more In search of voter fraud, Republican door knockers are terrorizing residents: Canvassers in Shasta County, Calif., wore reflective orange vests and official-looking badges that read “Voter Task Force” in September. Four residents said they mistook them for government officials. According to the county’s chief elections officer, door-knockers probe residents with questions about their voting history and who lived in their homes, violating state laws on intimidation and harassment. (Reuters)

The True Story of How Weird Al Scored a Fake Movie Cameo: The comedian talks to WIRED about how he raided his address book to cast his biopic parody Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. (of wire)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview this weekend with financial historian Edward Chancellor. He is currently a columnist for Reuters BreakingView and an occasional contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Moneyweek. In 2008, he received the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting. Chancellor’s Author”The Devil Takes the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation“His New Book”The Value of Time: Real Stories of Interest” nominated for the FT’s 2022 Business Book of the Year.

 

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