The Seattle Times
Difficulty: 3/10; Read time: 3 minutes
This is a quick overview of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and how it is calculated. Answers questions like:
- What is the Dow Jones industrial average?
- How is it calculated?
- Is it relevant to the current economy?
Recommended as a very quick read to understand the basics of the DJIA
Center for Disease Control
Read time: 10 minutes
This is a brief primer provided by the CDC explaining the details of how vaccines protect the body from subsequent infection. It outlines general concepts including
- How vaccines work
- Different types of vaccines
- Why some vaccines require multiple doses
Recommended as a short overview of how vaccines work, and why they are important.
Congressional Research Service
This is a trade policy primer designed to answer frequently asked questions about US trade policy. It focuses on five main topics.
- Basics of Trade
- US Trade Trends
- Formulation of US Trade Policy
- US Trade Policy Tools
- Link Between International Investment and Trade
Highly recommended as a well-written primer on basic trade concepts, and US trade policy in general. Not a short read, but worth the effort if you are new to the topic, and interested in understanding international trade and it’s impact on the economy.