2. Should we add any countries as states to the U.S.? How about Greenland?
4. Eko Atlantic? (correct link now)
2. Buddhists go to war (NYT): “But Buddhism, whose adherents make up only 7 percent of the global faithful, is the only major religion whose population is not expected to grow in absolute numbers over the next few decades…”
5. “Our results indicated that 99.6% of the variability in adolescent girls’ satisfaction with life had nothing to do with how much they used social media.” (NB: not the only perspective on this).
5. The tech culture that is China: “Bedding equipped with QR codes will allow hotel guests to verify that they are not sleeping in unclean sheets, says the technology’s developer.”
3. “A new screen-free parenting coach economy has sprung up to serve the demand. Screen consultants come into homes, schools, churches and synagogues to remind parents how people parented before.” (NYT)
1. Markets in everything: the “my girlfriend is not hungry” option takes off.
3. Very good sentences: “The level of supply chain effort and professional polish that goes into the smallest cup of coffee is mind boggling.” From Balaji Srinivasan.
6. “We move from jealousy to hate…” Meet the anti-woke left.
1. The Toy Tamer: those new service sectors jobs markets in everything.
3. “In a survey of 2,416 Americans, we find that the median consumer is willing to pay just $5 per month to maintain data privacy (along specified dimensions), but would demand $80 to allow access to personal data.”
1. Five years of legal pot in Colorado (NYT).
3. Sperm donor kid with 32 half-siblings (NYT).