How Socially Responsible Investing Lost Its Soul | Rachel Evans

Editor’s comment: As with every fad and trend I’ve witnessed, there are a lot of fakers in the early years of growth. ESG Investing (Environmental, Social and Governance) is another of those places. This Bloomberg article takes a deep dive into the methods by which some ESG funds have become more marketing than truth. Link to …

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Capitalism Without Capital | Jonathon Haskell and Stian Westlake

Editor’s Comments: You must bring at least an interest in economics to this reading or it’s pretty tough. I’m not business trained for economics but have interest enough to have passed a few courses and I eagerly read every issue of the Economist. The reason I read Economist is the same reason this book fascinated me: …

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Political Moderation

We interrupt “This Much I Know” series for this unpaid, somewhat political announcement: I made my way through college by working for the Republican Party.  I’d spend summer and fall quarters campaigning, making the money to spend on winter and spring at Ohio State.  With my BA in Political Science, I started (what I thought …

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The Power of Full Engagement | Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

Editor’s Comments: Thanks, David Levine, for sending me this book.  I stumbled onto the “whole man theory” in my 20s and later shared it with my adolescent children by having them size a four quadrant box of “spiritual, mental, physical and social” when they needed to be reminded to seek balance.  In this easy to read …

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