Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:

* Shakespeare became popular after a publisher disregarded copyright agreements and moved to sell his works for dirt cheap. (Courtesy: Harper’s)

* The tremendous drop in labor share–how much labor is needed to cover the labor costs of doing business–during the past few years and its longer decline. (Courtesy: The Big Picture)

* What it’s like to be in an earthquake. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

* Once you’ve been in a demolition derby, you never watch one the same way. (Courtesy: Personal experience)