2. China thread. How China does and does not want to change the rules.
3. How and why Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are becoming less violent (The Economist).
5. Does adult guardianship differ from slavery? (NYT) Currently the number of Americans under guardianship may range between one and three million. And: ““It’s worse than incarceration,” she said. “At least in prison you have rights.””
6. “Researchers disagree on whether loneliness is on the rise, in part due to the difficulty in identifying who is lonely and who is socially isolated…” And here: “Why, then, all the assertions that loneliness has increased and now constitutes an epidemic?“