Saturday assorted links

1. Another shoutout to Progress Studies School (for high school students, though not only). 2. “Today’s most serious problem, which annihilates thoughtfulness about all others, is that a significant portion of the intelligentsia — the lumpen intelligentsia — cannot think.” 3. The work of one Fast Grants winner, toward understanding how Covid takes over cells […]

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Why Americans Are Having an Emotional Reaction to Masks

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, easier read through than excerpted, but here is one bit: When no one can see our countenances, we may behave differently. One study found that children wearing Halloween masks were more likely to break the rules and take more candy. The anonymity conferred by masks may be making […]

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