Interesting stuff

  1. A republic requires citizens; entertainment requires only an audience…Americans have struggled to make sense of a pandemic that refuses to conform to a tidy narrative structure—digestible plots, cathartic conclusions.” Americans no longer take the time to think about understanding or fixing the world — sleepwalking into the matrix.
  2. Listen to this surprisingly nuanced discussion of climate change with Bjørn Lomborg and Andrew Revkin
  3. Listen to why Google has a lot to worry about (due to manipulating markets) with respect to the anti-trust suit.
  4. Watch this video about a Russian priest who stood up to Putin’s lays against discussing reality.
  5. Read about why we need more “risky playgrounds” (hear hear!)
  6. Debate: We need more farmer-led (small-scale) irrigation
  7. Read: Internet shopping is now worse than physical shopping
  8. Read: Scientists are “calibrating the thickness” of fat-tailed weather events (disasters), which is useful!
  9. Listen & learn about the problems with academic peer review (just drop it?)
  10. Read: Parents are suing social media companies for harming their kids. Good.

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Author: David Zetland

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

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