Morning Belz, Oct. 7
The 18-yr-old striker from El Paso, America’s hope — ESPN*
Re: social media, the acceleration of addiction — Paul Graham**
A very dark dispatch from...the Dispatch — David French
Retired husbands, a problematic bunch — FT*** 🔒
The latest research on vaccines, efficacy, etc. — CDC
A decent list of bullet points on the $3.5T budget — Econlib
*fantastic piece of sports journalism, touches on borderland mentality, dual nationalism and the sacrifices families make for sports
**from 2010 but feels prescient
***I didn’t need a subscription to read it. Check it out, if only for the ruthless ways Japanese women refer to their retired spouses
“Social media, rather than repairing our damaged souls by connecting us, has merely revealed the scar tissue.” — J. Patrick Coolican, The Reformer
🔒 = requires subscription.
Morning Belz comes out most weekdays and is written by Adam Belz, a former newspaper reporter who lives just outside Chattanooga, Tenn. Hope you benefit from it. Please shoot me a note if you have suggestions, ideas or corrections, and share it with anyone you think might enjoy it.