Morning Belz, Dec. 15
Waffle House content incoming.
Putin congratulates Biden on victory — South China Morning Post
How Zuck got jealous and ran out Instagram’s founder — Bloomberg
Econ: More homes, at any price, lower rent for everyone — Andreas Mense
Why “oh come on” is no substitute for empirical evidence — Noah Smith
Black Lives Matter, the organization, having some turmoil — Politico
For Uighurs, forced labor in west China’s vast cotton fields — BBC
Solid state batteries will mean lighter, rangier electric cars — CleanTechnica
Ross Douthat: You should have more kids — Plough Quarterly
Rough cut Waffle House intro. It’s already evolved since I exported this but it gives you an idea of what’s coming. Hope to have a final cut by lunch tomorrow. We’ll see.
“Today’s avid believers, just like the crowds who gathered around Reformation preachers, are apparently flattered into believing that they just happen to be alive at the moment of mankind’s ultimate transformation.” — William Strauss and Neil Howe, “The Fourth Turning,” 1997
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