Shucked or Unshucked?

Evan Johnson
Finance, Society, and the New York Jets
Created 19 Mar 2021
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  • Between Professors and Practitioners
    03 Oct 2021 • 13 min read
    On September 14th, the historian Adam Tooze did a Twitter spaces conversation with the Financial Times’ Alphaville team in support of his new book Shutdown. Now, I have to pay rent so I didn’t tune in...
  • Why We Put Egos on CNBC and Hire McKinsey
    26 Sep 2021 • 15 min read
    After last week’s semi-hiatus we are back to our regularly scheduled programming. There’s a scene in The Newsroom where the head of the fictional cable news division tells some schmuck that young peop...
  • Lighter Fare
    20 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    No essay this week due to the fact that I was off in the woods. As a snippet though, I’d recommend checking out Peter Brown’s magisterial work, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, a...
  • The Fed, The Assets, and The Taper
    12 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Alright, this week’s post is [hopefully] going to be a lot shorter than usual. Why? Because I was out of town all weekend and I’ve been doing a lot of non-finance/economics reading lately. To be frank...
  • The Golden Child Without Lustre
    06 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    Sooner or later, if you’re writing about finance you end up writing about gold. Why? Because folks will not let the metal ride off into the monetary sunset. Let me say right off the bat that I am not ...
  • The Myth of Food Waste
    29 Aug 2021 • 11 min read
    If you’ve read this Substack for a while now, then you’ve probably figured out that how I operate is that I take a topic and talk about why the prevailing ideas surrounding it are nonsense. Typically,...
  • The Present Gets A Say In The Future
    22 Aug 2021 • 9 min read
    Ladies and gentlemen – we’re back. This week’s topic is why the dominant understanding of innovation is dogshit. But first, we’re going to have a little local programming for the Canadians and Canada-...
  • A Week Off and My Emergence from Twitter Retirement.
    16 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Long story short, my siblings are in town this week so there’s no real post. I could’ve slapped something together but I got drunk at the beach with them instead. COVID and about 5000km of the contine...
  • The Folly of Start-Up Culture
    08 Aug 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    It will probably not come as a shock to learn that I listen to a lot of podcasts. I have my staples of FT News Briefing, The Tony Kornheiser Show, and The Press Box, but I’ll also binge other shows if...
  • We Might As Well Talk About Banking
    02 Aug 2021 • 9 min read
    For anyone curious as to why this essay is dropping on a Monday as opposed to the usual Sunday, there are two reasons. The first is that it’s a long weekend in Canada so I got lazy. The second is that...
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