1. As I had promised I would report, there is now an uptick in the seven day moving average for Covid-19 deaths, take a look. Here is a claim that the increase is a reporting spike, due to previously unreported past deaths. “54% of deaths reported in the week of July 11 ( if her data is correct) actually occurred over 2 months earlier.” At the present time I am unable to confirm the actual distribution of numbers one way or the other — opinions and leads welcome!
4. Is Shostakovich overrated or underrated? (I say underrated.)
5. Markets in everything: Meet the company that sells your lost airplane luggage, recommended, excellent link. It seems to be a natural monopoly as well.