Interesting stuff

  1. Read: Technology is changing the “baby birth” season.
  2. Read: Airlines are more like banks (in the bad, “printing money” way)
  3. Listen: There are no actual cases of strangers poisoning kids at Halloween in the US. (There are cases of murderous parents.)
  4. Listen: “Progressives” have gone a bit too fascist.
  5. Read: Google’s advertising model is breaking search
  6. Watch: 90% of Iceland’s women went on strike took the day off in 1975. (More) equal rights quickly followed.
  7. Read: Private equity (leveraged buy outs) delivers more risk and less return than advertised (remember this podcast?)
  8. Listen: Humans love financial bubbles (from tulips to trains to NFTs)
  9. Read: Big tech is selling your personal health info, even when it says it isn’t.
  10. Read: Software engineers created GPTs that may take their jobs.
  11. Think: Americans started using “socialist” when — after the Civil War — it was defined as government spending to help the poor (Blacks) on the backs of the rich (Whites) — and that’s how “socialist” became a dog whistle for pro-civil rights. (WTF, people!?!)


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Author: David Zetland

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

2 thoughts on “Interesting stuff”

  1. “Watch: 90% of Iceland’s women went on strike too the day off in 1975. ”
    Took, not too

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