Stuff to read

  1. An update on the collapse of recycling in America. (China banned imports of “trash” and American cities cannot afford to run recycling services at prices residents are used to. Either prices rise or the materials go to the landfill.)
  2. A surreal video portraying Capetown when it was near Day Zero (no water)
  3. Jihadists and white extremists have a lot in common (e.g., needing hugs)
  4. Hygiene saves us from infectious diseases but now we’re getting allergies
  5. Inside the world of drop-shippers, theft and counterfeits
  6. Raghuram Rajan is very wise on trade, competition and bank policies
  7. The Cambridge Analytica Facebook manipulation scandal broke one year ago, but politicians have not acted to prevent election manipulation. Fail.
  8. Journalists are suing Trump for threatening their First Amendment rights to safely do their job. Good.
  9. Psychologist Jonathan Haidt on politics, morality, and the coddling of the American mind
  10. This podcast on parenting and breastfeeding makes me question the value of “natural parenting” 

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Author: David Zetland

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

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