[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.]
Remember when I mentioned that everyone could probably benefit from learning more about retirement saving? Well, in a Wall Street Journal article with something of a Missouri focus, I learned that Edward Jones still employs financial Fuller Brush Men who discuss investment options with anyone who doesn’t slam the door in their faces. Their goal is to earn your trust and manage your investments — but, either way, you get some investment education out of the deal.
Speaking of educating oneself: traffic is much maligned, but also little understood. Proposed solutions to traffic problems are often unpopular, but worth considering (given the high cost that traffic exacts on society at large). There a couple of great guest posts on the Freakonomics blog dealing with the subject of traffic. I highly recommend them to everyone. And, if you’ve not had enough exposure to traffic policy information after reading those, this article is sorta long, but fantastic.
And, of course, let us not forget the Show-Me Institute’s own transportation studies.