Wednesday assorted links

1. That was then, this is now (sex edition). 2. Why Daniel Kahneman is so influential in baseball these days (NYT). 3. The Regball culture that is Russia. 4. Biden’s White House uses Zoom for meetings (jaw hits floor, please do note I love Zoom […]

Keyhole Solutions: The Song

When you do a Jack Stafford podcast, he writes and records an original song inspired by the interview. Are you ready for “Keyhole Solutions: The Song”? No joke! P.S. The actual podcast is here. Original Article

Is Amazon a Corporate Mother Teresa?

Amazon is in many ways a fascinating company and deserves to be defended against most of its mainstream critics. However, it would be simplistic to explain its campaign for a $15 federally-imposed minimum wage by identifying it with a corporate Mother Teresa. Its more obvious […]

Why Peter Lynch Was Unique

After my interview with Peter Lynch last week, I jotted down some of my favorite highlights from our conversation. I argued that Fidelity Vice Chairman Peter Lynch has the greatest long-term track record in terms of pure stock-picking with Tom Keene and Lisa Abramowicz. One […]

Tendentious Editorializing

Here’s a letter to the Washington Post: Editor: Your criticism of Texas governor Greg Abbott’s decision to end statewide lockdowns is tendentious (“Greg Abbott is endangering the health of Texas and beyond,” March 3). You ignore the evidence that lockdowns are ineffective at stopping coronavirus […]

More from Sure

The excellent Sure in the comments. I would draw attention to “I believe in evidence based medicine, not eminence based medicine” from last time and “methodolotry” from today. And to think this website is free. One of the most frustrating things about this pandemic is […]

Why Didn’t Congress Fund Operation Warp Speed!

STAT is reporting a ‘scandal’: The Trump administration quietly took around $10 billion from a fund meant to help hospitals and health care providers affected by Covid-19 and used the money to bankroll Operation Warp Speed contracts, four former Trump administration officials told STAT. The […]

MikeRowe Economics

In this video, John Stossel talks with Mike Rowe about so-called “essential workers.” Comments Original Article

Some Non-Covid Links

Jason Riley asks: Why did Amazon cancel Justice Clarence Thomas? A slice: The documentary began airing on PBS in May 2020 and streaming on Amazon in October. But it was taken down by Amazon on Feb. 8, according to the director, Michael Pack, and he […]

10 Wednesday AM Reads

My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • One Year Later: 5 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed Investing A suffering economy, a generous Washington, the homebound blues—all have played a role in scrambling the field over the past 12 months. (CIO)• Forget GameStop. If You Want […]