3. Who’s complacent? The culture that is Maine.
4. China extrapolation of the day: “The famine in China 1959-61 was the single biggest in history, in terms of numbers of deaths. But in terms of long-run population trends, the impact was remarkably small.” And Amazon might produce three seasons of The Three-Body Principle.
6. I recommend the Israeli movie Foxtrot, though it is best to see it without spoilers and without reading reviews.