What We’re Perusing #5

This is the fifth edition of our occasional What We’re Perusing newsletter. This time, we’ll be looking at who is getting married and why, a group of people who’ve returned to bartering for services, and how climate change has become more than an environmental issue. ARTICLE: The class divide | Marriage as a ‘luxury good’ … Read more

What We’re Perusing #4

This is the fourth edition of our occasional What We’re Perusing newsletter. This time, we’ll take a look at prison fines and who moves up the economic ladder. We’ll also learn about how some people are approaching the issue of reparations. PODCAST: Fine and Punishment: Prison fines and fees are used to pay for basic … Read more

What We’re Perusing #3

This is the third edition of our occasional What We’re Perusing newsletter. This time, we’ll take a look at inequality in wealth and jobs. And for a bit of fun, we’ll hear about the economy of a place very few of us have ever been. VIDEO: Why the Rich Get Richer – Wealth Inequality Explained … Read more

What We’re Perusing #2

This is the second edition of our occasional What We’re Perusing newsletter. These are some of the pieces that have made us think lately, and we hope they can provoke some interesting thoughts and conversations for you as well. Perhaps one of them might even make you laugh. ARTICLE: Why the stock market is at … Read more

What We’re Perusing #1

Welcome to the first What We’re Perusing newsletter, and thanks for coming on this journey with us. We’ve got a lot to learn and are eager to explore more about our world and society, and it sounds like you feel the same way.  We hope you’ll dive into the pieces below.  ARTICLE: What is Redlining … Read more

What We’re Perusing

The world is in a much different place now than many of us would have thought at the start of 2020. In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, recession, and protests for racial justice, we have been reexamining our understanding of the economy we live in. Because while Goodbudget continues to focus on budgeting, the … Read more