All over, but acutely in America on this holiday week, millions of people are going to make personal decisions which inflect the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. The intersection of individual preferences and probabilities and collective outcomes is tremendous, and there’s therefore plenty of commentating and moralizing to be done. Be safe out there, for you and all of us.
An alternative proposal: postpone Thanksgiving to the Spring.
4-year olds are getting good at Zoom to apply to pre-schools. Plus, discoveirng that your partner has a ‘work laugh’.
Harper’s on ISAs, Silicon Valley’s favored answer to the student debt problem.
Incentives matter: import tax policy is tilting the scales toward high-alcohol wines.
The new ARM-based Macs are amazingly good.
Norwegian Air goes bust. Plus, the FAA cleared the 737 Max to fly.
I hope Amtrak Joe invests in trains.
Here’s a long and dizzying but interesting read on the emergent Virtual Economy.
Here’s George Clooney, a man we can all agree on when we can’t agree on anything else.
From The Atlantic, on genetic testing: The Last Children of Down Syndrome. Plus, Chris Nikic is an Ironman.
Searching for a cure for burnout.