Book recommendations: the profit paradox, how do people form their expectations on macroeconomic issues, and narrative economics

In his very interesting book, Richard Curtin (who has directed the consumer sentiment survey of the University of Michigan for several decades) argues that consumers form expectations in a complex way using conscious and nonconscious processes.

Is the traditional office obsolete?

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has changed working habits of many people. In addition, it became obvious which jobs must be done in the workplace and which activities can be carried out at home or anywhere. Perhaps the current developments are less about the complete end of the traditional office but more about the end of current firm-worker relations in the form of traditional employment contracts.