A calm and contented Thanksgiving to our readers! –lambert
The bright new age of venture capital The Economist. Includes potted history. Handy chart, albeit long:
What does machine learning say about the drivers of inflation? Bank of International Settlements
The Human-Machine Game The Shape of Reality
Thanksgiving food rankings 2021: I ranked them all best to worst so you can tell me how wrong I am Mass Live. Yes, the rankings are all wrong. Pecan Pie below Dinner Rolls? Really?
How to celebrate Thanksgiving while debunking the myth World Economic Forum
Turkey or Tofurkey? Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
Earth Alienation As A Service The Convivial Society
Fun, Games, and Extractivism The Baffler
Two-meter COVID-19 rule is ‘arbitrary measurement’ of safety Phys.org. “The researchers say that while the two-meter rule is an effective and easy-to-remember message for the public, it isn’t a mark of safety, given the large number of variables associated with an airborne virus. Vaccination,
ventilation and masks—while not 100% effective—are vital for containing the virus.” I have helpfully crossed out the non-pharmaceutical interventions that the Biden administration opposes (ventilation) or does not actively support (masks).
Why A Universal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Is Ethical Today Health Affairs
The Pandemic Is Ending With a Whimper The Atlantic. Former Obama DHS Assistant Secretary offers out-of-box thinking on our increasing case count.
Myanmar opposition raises $6.3 million on launch of ‘revolution’ bonds Reuters. Even that amount goes a long way in Myanmar.
Ethiopia: The West’s Diplomats Meet in Secret to Decide How to Help the TPLF Jeff Pearce. Zoom video, oopsie.
Second lab owned by scandal-hit testing company facing allegations of misconduct Independent. The company: Immensa. Not Mothra? Godzilla? Immortan Joe? Who would be crazy enough to give money to a firm with a name like that?
The Hooded Cloak John Ganz, Unpopular Front. France in the 30s.
New Cold War
What war with Russia over Ukraine would really look like Responsible Statecraft. More pointedly on the Twitter:
— Quincy Institute (@QuincyInst) November 24, 2021
British High Court Judge Rules Against Catherine Belton, Harpercollins in Double-Barreled Blast John Helmer, Dances with Bears
Biden Will Spend Thanksgiving Week At Private Equity Billionaire’s Nantucket Home Forbes. Checking in with the boss….
Biden Aims to Quash Nord Stream 2 Sanctions in Defense Bill Foreign Policy
America must prepare for war with China over Taiwan David Sauer, The Hill. Intelligence community goon, said to be “retired” (as if they ever can or do).
I’m Feeling Optimistic About the Fed Claudia Sahm, NYT
California ship pileup still piling up — but out of sight, over horizon Hellenic Shipping News
Structural Issues Still Slowing 787 Production Rate American Machinist. “Premature aging of the airframe.” Oh.
L’Affaire Jpffrey Epstein
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Georgia Defendants Convicted in the Ahmaud Arbery Case Jonathan Turley
Imperial Collapse Watch
Peace without Empire Perry Anderson, London Review of Books
Get back on the job, essential workers!
On Kimberleigh Smith’s first day on the job at Little Caesar’s she had an AK-47 pointed at her after an irate customer lost his cool when he was told it would take 10 minutes for his pepperoni pizza to be ready. pic.twitter.com/76oPMovqT3
— Sam Luther (@SamLuther_) November 23, 2021
How Music Created Silicon Valley The Honest Broker. The deck: “The tech titans couldn’t have built their empires without songs—and now they are destroying the cultural ecosystem that made them rich”
Antidote du jour (via):
And a bonus (Dr. Kevin). Yves said her father said wild turkeys are smart; it’s the domesticated ones that are dumb as dirt.
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.