Morning Belz, June 2
Leather was America's 9th-largest industry in 1890.
Newest video on the “war on drugs,” kind of a casual look back at that with the help of a handful of interviews at CBD shops, is coming out shortly. I’ll release it in collaboration with The News Station, a national alt-weekly run by my friend Matt Laslo, a tireless veteran correspondent on the hill in Washington. It’ll probably come out later today. Any of you who already subscribe to the Patreon can see a rough version of the video here. (I know everyone’s been on pins and needles.)
Manufacturing migrates to the American Southwest — WSJ
Long video on the interrogation of the Parkland shooter — JCS
Biden wants to overhaul the legal immigration system — NYT
Eastern Europe: always more nationalist than democratic — Branko Milanovic
“Cancel culture” and the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure dust-up — Arc Digital
JBS meatpacking plants sidelined by Russian hackers — Bloomberg
America’s 10 largest industries in 1890 — Marginal Revolution
"I know it's accurate, but is it fair?" — Gordon Keith
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