Animal Spirits: The Lump Sum

On this week’s Animal Spirits we discuss:

There were few places to hide in the first quarter

Would you rather a lump sum or an annuity?

States are strapped for cash

10 years after the crisis

Ben got actually’d by a Senator

The case for buybacks

Listen here:

Charts mentioned

True story

Chart crime of the week

Tweets mentioned


I Contain Multitudes

Elon Musk

Ted Seides and Khe Hy

Adam Grant Work Life

Silicon Valley looks promising

Ben endorses Bill Hader’s new show, Barry.

One of Us on Netflix is an interesting documentary about leaving the Hasidic community.

If you’re gonna watch Atomic Blonde, pay attention.