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Good news / bad news

Good news: Covid may help us understand how Alzheimer’s works! Bad news: Covid is making us stupid Scientists have long known that areas of the brain involved with smell and taste also are involved in memory, thinking, planning, and mood, and public health officials are increasingly concerned about the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on brain […]

Student loans are an incredible scam

Universities built palaces and financiers made fortunes in part through a lie: that student loans can’t be discharged in bankruptcy. But a series of court cases is helping unravel the scam — Read on taibbi.substack.com/p/the-trillion-dollar-lie

Who gets to breathe?

Today as I’m paging through reviews for $800 HEPA filters in an early smoke season during a pandemic, I’m remembering a sci-fi story where you had to buy clean air and poor people coughed and scrimped for air canisters and died. If we’d fixed ventilation and air purification instead of just shutting restaurants and gyms […]