Sunday assorted links

1. Rent control for Silicon Valley? (NYT)

2. The fallout from Obama’s visit to Cuba.

3. “Each guy paid for his date’s dinner or drinks, as guys who go out with women are generally expected to do. Each then used Venmo, the peer-to-peer payment app, to request that his date reimburse her share after the fact.”  Link here.

4. Which cruise ships have the best libraries?  By the way, bigger ships are often worse.

5. “Homeless people in San Francisco say the sprinklers at Bonhams are turned on at night to soak their belongings and discourage them from staying on the sidewalk”  There is also this sentence: “Still, anti-homeless design features are ubiquitous around the city.”

6. Trailer for the new Malcolm Gladwell podcast series.


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