November 9, 2022

Macroeconomics is still in its infancy.

Democrats’ Long Goodbye to the Working Class.

A MAGA America Would Be Ugly.

November 8, 2022

The promise of cultivated meat.

Lab-grown blood given to people in world-first clinical trial.

Austin Has Been Invaded by Texas. The progressive paradise is over for some, and they’re fleeing to bluer pastures. I’d leave any red or even purple state ASAP. We are.

Russia’s heavy casualties in Ukraine spark outcry and rare official response.

China’s Business Elite See the Country That Let Them Thrive Slipping Away.

Kherson residents describe reign of terror under Russian rule.

Here’s why we’re not prepared for the next wave of biotech innovation.

November 7, 2022

The Nukes Never Went Away. We just forgot to fear them.

Why aren’t wages rising in a tight labor market? A macroeconomic mystery with important consequences.

The Housing Bubble Popped, and the Fed Can Let it Rip. Yeeeeeeehaw!

US nuclear forces chief says Ukraine ‘just the warmup’ for larger crisis. He’s right.

Putin’s war and the Chaos Climbers. Still relevant.

Xi’s Covid Zero Is Killing China’s iPhone Advantage.

Corporations can no longer remain black boxes.

Our results bolster the growing consensus that vaccines retain protective effects against long COVID even in breakthrough infections.

China ought to abandon ‘zero covid.’ It isn’t working.

November 6, 2022

Bass: the Physical Sensation of Sound.

A new study shows you can get the benefits of a high-intensity workout by doing five common exercises, no gym or equipment required. Exercise bros and broettes already knew this, but yes.

Democrats learn the hard way: Internecine warfare is the deadliest.

Hollywood Whines About Mandatory Release Windows (Which They Used To Support) Fueling Piracy.

Three men arrested for their roles in multimillion-dollar Midwest meat heist ring. “Meat heist.” That’s a phrase you don’t read every day.

U.S. flu hospitalizations highest in 10 years, officials say.

The Sad Fate of the Ancient, Well-Shelled Mariners.

Critics of Capitalism Must Include Its Definition.

The Hidden Cause of Economy-Wide Inflation?

A small Illinois college shut down this spring. Its students are still reeling.

November 5, 2022

The Housing Market Is Worse Than You Think. Nah, it’s just about what I thought.

US adds 261,000 jobs in continued sign of robust labour market.

Russia Sends Ill-Trained Draftees Into Combat Amid Losses, Analysts Say.

Hollow City. Edward Hopper’s portraits of urban alienation.

„Human Life Has No Value There“: Baltic Counterintelligence Officers Speak Candidly About Russian Cruelty.

How NYC’s pay transparency law sets the stage for the next big shift in work culture.

The Private Equity Guys Trying to Shoplift a Supermarket Chain Before They Sell It.

November 4, 2022

TikTok is “unacceptable security risk” and should be removed from app stores, says FCC.

How America turned against the First Amendment.

TikTok tells European users its staff in China get access to their data. Trust me, they are accessing American data too.

Delta paid a doctor to declare a pilot mentally ill after she spoke up. She just won big in court.

NLRB’s Top Lawyer Wants to Crack Down on Electronic Surveillance in the Workplace.

American society is so focused on race that it is blind to class.

Ukraine’s Military Medicine Is a Critical Advantage. Russia’s outdated training and equipment are costing soldiers their lives.

Your Body, My Choice. The movement to criminalize abortion.

What Was Ethical Consumption Under Capitalism?

Abortion is a bread-and-butter economic issue. We need to treat it that way.

When Your Neighbor Turns You In. Authoritarian societies depend on people ratting each other out for activities that were recently legal—and it’s already happening in the US.

The nightmarish Supreme Court case that could gut Medicaid, explained.

Why do labs keep making dangerous viruses?

The European Project Is Now at the Mercy of the Weather.

Teens with obesity lose 15% of body weight in trial of repurposed diabetes drug. The Fat Acceptance nutty buddies who are eager to recruit people to their horror show are probably very upset.

A Saudi Prince Recommended Buying Citigroup at $33; It Went to 99 Cents. Now the Saudis Say Credit Suisse Is a Steal in the $4 Range.

Worker productivity has fallen, and experts are puzzled. I’m not. We’re all just tired.

Ghost networks of psychiatrists make money for insurance companies but hinder patients’ access to care.

November 3, 2022

The close-up view of two Falcon rockets landing is as majestic as you think.

Sorry, prey. Black widows have surprisingly good memory.

Laws barring noncompete clauses spreading.

How Rate Hikes are Affecting the Economy.

As Last Module Docks, China Completes Its Space Station.

Inside the Underground Market for Fake Amazon Reviews.


The energy crisis gives the US a chance to woo big European companies.

Maersk warns global trade indicators at ‘dark red’ on looming recession.

Jay Powell warns US rates will peak at higher level than expected. Not higher than expected by me.

US senator seeks antitrust review of apartment price-setting software.

Fed Faces Tough Decisions as Inflation Lingers and Economic Risks Loom.

Honda aims for a solid-state-powered EV by the end of the decade.

China’s closed-loop crisis: ‘I’m human, not a machine.’

November 2, 2022

Chip Design Shifts As Fundamental Laws Run Out Of Steam.

Cash-Rich Consumers Could Mean Higher Interest Rates for Longer.

The public aren’t blameless victims in the crisis of democracy.

Food Prices Soar, and So Do Companies’ Profits.

ISBNdb dump, or How Many Books Are Preserved Forever?

66 percent of Republicans want to go back to the time of “Leave It to Beaver.”

Finally: Countries Start To Rebel Against Corporate Sovereignty, But Ten Years Too Late.

How Genes Can Leap From Snakes to Frogs in Madagascar.

Penguin Random House Blocked From Acquiring Rival Publisher Simon & Schuster. Good.

The Ivy MIKE leak.

50 years of US wages, in one chart.

‘Why Was It So Hard?’: How the Pandemic Changed Our Children. “The Stolen Year,” by Anya Kamenetz, is an account of Covid’s devastating effects on American youth.

The Silence About Menstruation: A Conversation with Rachel Kauder Nalebuff.

November 1, 2022

America, We Have a Privacy Problem.

Xi’s totalitarian power grab bodes poorly for U.S.-China relations.

US Air Force to deploy nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Australia as tensions with China grow.

Horror-Show Inflation in Euro Countries: Overall 10.7%, Germany 11.6%, Without Energy 6.9%.

Europe is seeing its warmest weather on record so late in the year.

Half the World Has a Clitoris. Why Don’t Doctors Study It?

Eurozone inflation hits record high of 10.7%.