Interesting stuff

  1. Read: Privacy experts warn data from period-tracking apps may soon be used against you
  2. Listen: A discussion with Eugene Linden, whose Fire and Flood: A People’s History of Climate Change from 1979 to the Present, lays out how successive US governments managed to delay action on climate change
  3. Read: People Are Dating All Wrong, According to Data Science
  4. Read: “Yes, counterfeiting is illegal, but the penalties are much lower than for drug-trafficking and other organised crime. It’s betting on a winning horse after the race has been run. The more brands spend on promotion, and the less, proportionally, on the physical product, the bigger the window of opportunity they leave open for counterfeiters.”
  5. Read: An excellent article on the vulnerabilities of (and intractable battles over) the Sacramento Delta. Here’s my 2009 paper on how to resolve them.
  6. Read: To understand why early cities thrived, look not to the temples of kings but to their subjects’ bustling neighbourhoods
  7. Listen: US women’s soccer gets equal pay. That’s almost as inspiring as this advertisement (yes, I’m promoting an advertisement) about their victories.
  8. Watch: Plastic Recycling is an Actual Scam (it was never meant to work)
  9. Listen: How to Make Democracy Work for Everyone, with Yascha Mounk
  10. Watch this (amazing!)


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Author: David Zetland

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

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