What is the Weekend Reccs?

The Weekend Reccs delivers original thoughts and curated links into your inbox every weekend, covering economics, politics, and just about everything else.

Who writes the Reccs?

My name is Harrison Satcher. At my day job I am a part of a team that applies data, behavioral insights, and entrepreneurial grit to make the world a better place under the guidance of Freakonomics’ Steve Levitt.

I studied economics and psychology while at Harvard, and continue to be very interested in both. When I was a kid I joined a program called Youth In Government through the YMCA, and ever since I have been incredibly passionate about civic life, politics, and the intricacies of good policymaking.

This newsletter is born of those experiences and passions. I may not have all the technical language of experts, but readers tell me they enjoy the range and deep curiosity I bring to each issue I write. I’ll hope you’ll join me in exploring those curiosities.

Why do I write the Weekend Reccs?

The Weekend Reccs started after I jammed too many friends’ inboxes with my thoughts and articles recommendations. After sending four emails to the same three people in one day, I took a good friend’s advice and started a weekly email with a few recommendations on good reads from the prior week’s news cycle.

As more people asked to receive the thread I began hosting it on Substack to simplify logistics and allow anyone to join.

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Subscribers get great things to read in their inbox every weekend and join a community of thoughtful folks. We’d love to have you!

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