Morning Belz, April 6
Read the New Yorker piece.
The picture is an elevation map created by this person. I have nothing else to say about it, just think it’s a cool map.
Terrifying account of CCP totalitarianism in Xinjiang — New Yorker*
The U.S. vaccination rate is really really good — John Fraher
Most inequality measures don’t count gov’t payments — Grumpy Economist
Signs that Russia will attack Ukraine again — James Herr
Putin signs law paving way to rule through 2036 — Moscow Times
Remarkable success of 2nd-gen Nigerian-Americans — Socius
Chauvin trial again casts spotlight on MPD training — Star Tribune
In rural MN, a different view of police & the trial — Star Tribune
*nothing’s really a “must-read,” but that article gets pretty close
“Xi Jinping has an estimated worth of $1.51 billion. Vladimir Putin has an estimated net worth of $70 billion or more. Joe Biden has an estimated net worth of $9 million.” — Noah Smith, with a healthy reminder that we should count our flipping blessings
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