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Yes, yes, I’m obsessed with the rise of private equity: The good, the bad, and the ugly. I’m not sure which category this fits into—please holler if you have thoughts!—but, wow.
Talk about something that has and will continue to affect the lives of many Americans (h/T @ritholtz). Speaking of lives, how can I not mention the C-word? For clarity’s sake, I mean the coronavirus.
This story illuminates one of the many places where health, society, and economics are all bound up together.
The coronavirus outbreak is entering a new stage. Containment has proven extremely difficult, and a vaccine is too far away to help. A sober acceptance of risk is vital to avoiding panic, writes @jameshamblin: https://t.co/m8MXirpCx4
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) February 25, 2020
Maybe I should include politics in that, because if this becomes a story of inequality, and/or incompetence, the C-word may affect the election, too.
On a totally different note! I was talking to a friend about the fat vs sugar debate and remembered this oldie but very-goodie.
It’s relevant to your health, of course, but it’s also a good reminder that even what we think of as science is often filtered through a sieve of power, politics, and personality, and what comes out the other end might be anything but scientific.
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