Interesting stuff

  1. Melting permafrost is putting climate chaos into overdrive (and we barely know what’s happening)
  2. Informal urbanism makes cities human-friendly
  3. The Economist, commenting on “unexplainably low” inflation, suggests¬†“a uniform handout to the public in which every adult received an equal share of newly created money.” I like that idea — and suggested it 3.5 years ago!
  4. Amsterdam will tax street advertising (i.e., sidewalk-boards or windows-ads). Love this.
  5. Stockton’s basic income experiment is improving lives, not slackers.
  6. Jeff Bezos, SciFi nerd, is taking humanity to space.
  7. The simple math of mass transit (7x capacity) over private cars 
  8. A scalper’s life and retirement…
  9. Maybe climate chaos disrupting sports will get men to turn away from muscle cars, red meat, and competitive (positional) consumption?
  10. Water quality is important, but it’s getting worse.

H/T to PB

Author: David Zetland

I'm a political-economist from California who now lives in Amsterdam.

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