Aaron Hoos’ weekly reading list: ‘Government money, dumb money, and too much money’ edition

Aaron Hoos: Weekly reading list

I’ve had an interesting relationship to money in my life: Growing up, my parents didn’t have a lot of it so I really noticed a divide between the haves and the have-nots, and definitely felt that I was firmly among the have-nots. I developed the idea that I’d never achieve “have” status. When I was a stockbroker, the guy who trained me said: “Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. It’s second to oxygen” — a quote that I have pondered and debated in my mind since hearing it. It reveals a humorous truth and a dark side as well. Today, I work with people who make a ton of money. I make more than I need yet I still have a weird “have-not” relationship with money. It’s weird. Okay, psychologists, you can start analyzing.

Here’s some money-related stuff I’ve been reading this week:

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