- People have a hard time worrying about more than one thing at a time. E.g., Covid worries tend to crowd out climate change worries.
- Do congressional committee members interrupt female witnesses more than male witnesses?
- Reasons to think Covid did not have an animal origin.
- Why haven’t we found a cure for Alzheimer’s?
- Can oxygen be a substitute for antibiotics?
- How The Woman King got history wrong and why that’s controversial.
- Tyler Cowen reviews new book on insurance by Amy Finkelstein, et. al.
A survey of recent high school graduates finds that:
62 percent reported either being taught in class or hearing from an adult in school that “America is a systemically racist country,” 69 percent reported being taught or hearing that “white people have white privilege,” 57 percent reported being taught or hearing that “white people have unconscious biases that negatively affect non-white people,” and 67 percent reported being taught or hearing that “America is built on stolen land.”
- Will a Republican House of Representatives impeach Joe Biden?
- For missile defense. HT: Tyler
- How China could take Taiwan – beginning with a blockade – and get into a war with the US?
- The average cost of family coverage in employer plans: $22,463.
- Gender affirming care: In 2021, around 42,000 kids between 6 and 17 were diagnosed with gender dysphoria. At most, around 7,000 a year initiate some kind of potentially irreversible process. This comes out to about 1 in 7,000 kids.
- As many as 43,000 American die every year because they can’t find a kidney donor. One reason: in 1984 Congress passed the National Organ Transplant Act, which banned the sale of organs.
- Bill Barr: 1% of the population commits between one-half and two-thirds of predatory violent crime. (WSJ)