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Taking the Leap
I'm Taking Apricitas Full-Time—And I Want You to Join Me
Since I launched this newsletter over a year ago I have published 78 articles, created 438 charts, and built an audience of more than 12,000 of you who read Apricitas every week. I am tremendously grateful that you all continue to find value in my research, insights, and analysis.
That’s why I have decided to take the leap and turn Apricitas into my full-time job—and I want you to join me.
Starting this week, paid subscribers to Apricitas will receive additional weekly in-depth data analysis and economic research. If you enjoyed my last two pieces on the empirical evidence surrounding inflation expectations and the trillion-dollar data discrepancy in America’s national accounts, those articles were only possible because I had left my 9-5 job early in August to focus full-time on Apricitas. That kind of unique, comprehensive research will be provided to paying subscribers going forward.
In other words, everything I have written thus far has been appetizers. Now I am finally wheeling out the entrées.
Something I want to stress is that free subscribers who do not upgrade to paid will still receive the regular Saturday posts. Free subscribers have given me something incredibly valuable—their time and attention—and I am extremely thankful for that. Therefore, nothing is being taken away—the free appetizers aren’t going anywhere—but upgrading to a paid subscription will get you important additional content.
Subscriptions are $14.99 a month or $149.99 a year—but annual subscriptions are 20% off as a special launch celebration offer. That’s a permanent discount, so by subscribing today you will keep that annual price forever. The launch discount will only be available for a limited time though, so act now.
There are also a variety of other special discounts—the links to which you can find below:
Discounts for any groups of 4 or more—this can include businesses, institutions, classes, or just groups of friends. One person will have to sign up as an administrator and pay for the whole group, which you can learn more about here.
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If you work in an economics-related field, please consider talking to your employer about expensing Apricitas. The insights from this newsletter should help you with your job, and having your organization pay should be cheaper for all parties than if you paid out-of-pocket. If you need assistance with expensing, again please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, there is a higher-priced Founder’s Club subscription tier available if you are interested in providing extra support for the newsletter. Founder’s Club subscribers get the same benefits as regular paid subscribers—this is simply a voluntary way to donate money to support the launch of Apricitas.
Why Should I Subscribe?
In the modern world, news is cheap, but analysis is more valuable than ever before. The amount of information flowing through the internet is larger than ever, but genuine understanding is hard to come by, muddled in an ocean of noise. Finding that understanding is even more critical now, as countries across the globe deal with some of the biggest economic crises of our lifetimes.
Apricitas has always been my way to deliver on the kind of niche, in-depth economic data analysis that helps separate the signal from the noise. I’ve written pieces on the core drivers of inflation in the US and Europe, the effects of mortgage rate hikes on the housing market, why the global dominance of the US Dollar will survive sanctions against Russia, what a yield curve inversion really means, and so so much more.
Writing outside of traditional news publications allows me to prioritize depth over clicks and focus on underappreciated topics within the sphere of economics—upcoming posts will focus on how the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Tightening is affecting financial markets, America’s acute shortage of motor vehicles, whether European nations will have enough natural gas to last through this winter, and how the labor market interacts with inflation.
If you’ve enjoyed my previous work then I promise you’ll enjoy what’s coming even more.
Thank You All
Writing Apricitas has been an incredible journey for me—and that journey would not have been possible without comments, support, criticism, likes, and shares from readers like you.
Thank you all for continuing to make Apricitas successful—and I hope you’ll join me in the next step of this journey.