Morning Belz, July 7
Supper clubs and high-yield crops.
Haiti’s president assassinated in his home — AP
High-yield modern farming spares land — Our World in Data
Downtown business districts, vulnerable even before COVID — NYT
A Wisconsin supper club opens in...Tacoma? — News Tribune
Japan signals it will fight to protect Taiwan from China — Nikkei
Thumbs down on Andy Slavitt’s new book — Tabarrok*
Flanagan: You/we/I really need to quit Twitter — Atlantic
Argentina goalkeeper trash-talking compilation — Twitter
*my Twitter timeline was larded with Slavitt’s interminable, sanctimonious threads through the early days of the pandemic and I plead guilty to getting some pleasure from reading this scathing review of his book.
“I’m sorry but I’m eating you up, brother.” — Emiliano Martinez, Argentina’s goalkeeper, to Colombian centerback Davinson Sanchez, as he takes a penalty in the Copa America semifinals
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