Links 1/30/20

Links for you. Science:

China’s coronavirus outbreak reminds me of the Irish polio epidemic I survived
Why Wuhan Is at the Center of the Viral Outbreak: The city has been pouring resources into science and research, while public-health spending has stagnated.
Something Far Deadlier Than The Wuhan Virus Lurks Near You
Brazil’s pick of a creationist to lead its higher education agency rattles scientists


How Capitalism Broke Young Adulthood: Boomers have socialism. Why not Millennials? (“…it’s rich hypocrisy for beneficiaries of Social Security, Medicare, and housing subsidies to argue that a little socialism cannot help the U.S., when it has so obviously helped Boomers become the most financially secure generation in history.”)
When Historic Preservation Hurts Cities: The madness of prohibiting solar panels on the rooftops of historic buildings illustrates how preservation culture has run amok.
With Democrats In Control, Virginia Rushes To Increase Minimum Wage
The suburbs are cheaper, but they don’t have what Kendall Square has for biotechs: serendipity
Yes, It’s Monday Morning and Robert Samuelson Is Worried About Budget Deficits
Giving away Arlington and Alexandria won’t help Dave LaRock
Why Manhattan’s Skyscrapers Are Empty: Approximately half of the luxury-condo units that have come onto the market in the past five years are still unsold.
America Is Overrun With Bathrooms: In the past half century, the number of bathrooms per American has doubled.
It’s Good That Joe Rogan Endorsed Bernie. Now We Have to Organize. (interesting, not sure I agree, but read with an open mind)
Why everyone is underestimating the odds of a brokered convention
Joe Biden Lied About His Record on Social Security
An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells ‘Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.’ Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey.
Why is Bernie Sanders surging?
Stealing California from Bernie — again? (this isn’t “stealing”, but ineptitude with no institutional pressure to change; that said, if you live in CA, check your registration)
A Notorious Sandy Hook Tormentor Is Arrested in Florida
The Enemies of Truth. What is George Packer so afraid of?
The Post’s misguided suspension of Felicia Sonmez over Kobe Bryant tweets
Kobe Bryant Was No More Complicated Than Anyone Else. He made himself a myth; that myth subsumed the reality of a man who was credibly accused of sexual assault.
‘I Do Not Like Working Too Hard or Too Long’: A Refreshingly Honest Talk With The Witcher’s Creator
Libertarians Can’t Save the Planet

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