Allison's Ode to the Second Moment

Hello, Welcome to the thirty-seventh issue of Allison’s Ode to the Second Moment, a newsletter that is still written by a human--for now. Changing education My first job was working in the textbook department at a university bookstore, a great job for a high school student. During summer vacation, we organized the books for the fall semester. At the end of the semester, we bought the books back to resell them in the spring. Even at 16, I was fascinated by the economics of textbooks—a more interesting topic than you might think. Each book is like an asset, with an uncertain resale price.

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