Unless we want to starve to death because of broken supply chains, we need to reopen the world now… https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-produce-rots-in-the-field-one-florida-farmer-and-an-army-of-volunteers-combat-a-feeling-of-helplessness–one-cucumber-at-a-time/2020/04/30/6230c3ae-842b-11ea-a3eb-e9fc93160703_story.html
Month: April 2020
We are not operating in a vacuum. The world needs to reopen, or far more people are going to die of other causes. Only one in six people who usually would be diagnosed with cancer or diagnosed in the last two months. The additional cancer deaths were going to see alone are going to outstrip the virus.… read more “Reopen California”
Excellent read, hits too close to home
A GENTLEMAN’S PRIMER ON SHORTING INSOLVENT SHITCOS— Dirty Texas Hedge (@HedgeDirty) April 27, 2020
So you’ve found a ShitCo. It’s such an ugly zombie it couldn’t be an extra in season 19 of The Walking Dead
But it’s still got a $185m cap
And you want to be the one to mung the last rancid, putrefying drops out of that corpse
Reopen The World Now
We must reopen the world now. The virus is not as dangerous as continued closures are.
Serological studies are showing that 20x the people we thought had the disease have the disease. That means the disease is 20x less deadly than we thought.
We should use testing and tracing, as well as isolation of the vulnerable, but we must reopen everything now.… read more “Reopen The World Now”
Brad Pitt on SNL
Best actor of his generation – https://youtu.be/uW56CL0pk0g
Best Twitter Thread
The way I think of it now is: you never compete against Google. You compete against a PM at Google, who works 9-5 (sorry!), doesn't care 1/100th as much as you do, and has 70 lawyers on his back and 6 months of meetings every time he wants to do something— Flo Crivello (@Altimor) April 1, 2020
Flo Crivello on Twitter: “The way I think of it now is: you never compete against Google.… read more “Best Twitter Thread”
Keep Companies Small
A small business is a good business. Most people seem to think supporting small businesses is a good thing, whereas bigger companies tend to become evil. I think this intuition is true.
Mergers and acquisitions make companies larger. What happens in an acquisition? Usually the founder of a company gets bought out and stops working to go live on a beach.… read more “Keep Companies Small”
The $600 Unemployment Booster Shot, Insane Disaster
This program is an insane disaster that will discourage people from working. People should make close to what they would have made an employment, but if you pay them more, why would anyone go back to work or even stay in the job they have today? This is a very concerning program.
What your parents sacrificed for you should be repaid in kind to your kids, not back to your parents. If you don’t have kids, pay it to society.
Idea from HN I Like
Children are brought into existence w/o their consent.
Now I don’t believe this is* (edit: fixed) an evil or unethical act; it’s simply an unavoidable facet of reality. However, it creates a debt to children so massive, that it can’t be fully repaid in a lifetime.
In short, the debt between children & parents only ever runs one way.… read more “Idea from HN I Like”