10 Wednesday AM Read – The Big Picture

My mid-week morning the train WFH reads:

The end of rate hikes? Signals from central banks that rate hikes, which began last year, may be ending could be welcome news for investors looking forward to the next 12 months. (Charles Schwab)

The remote work revolution is already reshaping America: The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a shift toward remote and hybrid work that is quietly reshaping the American economy and population. Many academics have found that remote work has declined significantly since the height of the pandemic shutdown in 2020, when nearly two-thirds of work was done remotely. But since then it has stabilized at a remarkably high level. (Washington Post) see more America’s office glut began decades before the epidemic: Federal tax breaks dating to the Reagan years, and low interest rates, have spurred developers to build more office towers (Wall Street Journal)

Exceptions to the rule: The S&P 500 has recovered half of the losses from the bear market, which never saw stocks return to new lows and each time a year later went higher. But, each inflation spike has only been tempered by a recession. Which will “always” win this time? (Common Knowledge Resources)

How a hacked tractor fueled the right-to-repair movement: This week, we discuss the latest John Deere tractor hack and its broader implications for repair rights advocates. (of wire)

Wild Secrets I never knew about fitness trainers until I worked as one $100,000 a week with Technogym’s in-demand pros in altitude rooms, obsessive plunge baths, and BDSM requests on DM. (Bloomberg)

what about Or, the tu quoque gambit, where someone who is offended by one thing but not visibly offended by another is called a hypocrite, a bad faith conversation, even if there is no real match between values ​​and actions. (Hedgehog Review)

Virus tracking can be tricky. Sewage provides a solution. (All you have to do is flush) Here’s how a disparate group of scientists, public health experts and plumbers are embracing wastewater surveillance as the future of disease tracking. (New York Times)

A story of climate adaptation from a simmering subcontinent: Air conditioners and fans for cows in the Himalayas: How communities in India and Pakistan are coping with extreme heat. (Bloomberg) see more Europe’s plan to rid itself of Russian gas may work: Russia has made good on threats to cut supplies—leaving the European Union has led to several harsh winters of energy crunches. (of wire)

Cheney defiant: “Now, the real work begins” “This primary election is over. And now the real work begins…I will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump is nowhere near the Oval Office, and I mean it. I love my country more.” (Bulwark+)

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss about the mysteries of aging gracefully: Music Plant created with Alison Krauss, the veteran bluegrass singer and flutist she met nearly 20 years ago when they sang together as part of a Lead Belly tribute concert. In 2007, the duo teamed up with producer T Bone Burnett for an album, “Rising Sand”, which showcased their haunting vocal interplay in polished roots-music renditions of old songs by Gene Clark, Allen Toussaint, Townes Van Zandt and the Everly Brothers. . (Los Angeles Times)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business interview with Bill Browder, founder of Hermitage Capital Management and author of this weekend. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice And Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath.

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