Friday assorted links

1. Does the quality of blog comments deteriorate? (MR post from 2008)

2. Is local news really dying?

3. America’s favorite architecture?

4. Africa has 1.2 billion people and only six labs that can test for coronavirus.  And “We find that expansions of transportation networks have significant health costs in increasing the spread of viruses, and that propagation rates are pro-cyclically sensitive to economic conditions and increase with inter-regional trade.

5. Vulnerability to disgust does not predict social conservatism very well.

6. The Jill Lepore interviews Ezra Klein podcast is like listening in to an actual (left-wing) conversation.

7. Dominic Cummings vs. the blob.


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