Morning Belz, Sept. 30
Xi Jinping’s cultural revolution — Scholar’s Stage
Danish artist “takes the money and runs” — CBS
Cyclists at Stanford wear masks more than helmets — Stanford Review
A dive into declining U.S. construction productivity — Noah Smith*
No eviction tsunami just yet — Washington Post 🔒
How the Cold War really was won — Branko Milanovic**
Old but still relevant: a chlorine shortage — NOLA
* “The institutions we use to implement the construction technologies we have — things like purchasing, permitting, and regulation — are getting less efficient faster than new construction technology is being invented. In other words, social sclerosis is outrunning human ingenuity.”
** see quote below 👇
“The big mistake that the United States made by the 1950s was to regard all movements for the emancipation of the Third World peoples as potential Soviet allies and thus as the enemies of the United States.” — Branko Milanovic
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