As of tis writing, the biomedical library PubMed lists more than 74,000 COVID-related scientific papers — more than twice as many as there are about polio, measles, cholera, dengue, or other diseases that have plagued humanity for centuries.
7 min read · Jul 29th · Like it or not, the way we work has already evolved.
future of work
Remote work makes who does and doesn’t actually do work way more obvious.
It removes the ability to seem productive (by sitting at your desk looking stressed or always being on the phone), and also, crucially, may reveal how many bosses and managers simply don’t contribute to the bottom line
In fact, your position at a company becomes more difficult to justify if all you do is delegate and nag people.
~15 min read · Jul 27th · A six-month wait for unemployment insurance. A paperwork nightmare over an insurance reimbursement. Drug tests for cash benefits. Why is there so much red tape in American life?
“time tax”—a levy of paperwork, aggravation, and mental effort imposed on citizens in exchange for benefits that putatively exist to help them.
This time tax is a public-policy cancer, mediating every American’s relationship with the government and wasting countless precious hours of people’s time.
The time tax needs to be measured. It needs to be managed. And it needs to end.
5 min read · Aug 11th · After the horrors that health-care workers have endured during the pandemic, many are struggling to sympathize with people who won’t protect themselves.
The main reason the pandemic in the United States is not over is because people are not getting vaccinated.
By refusing the most effective intervention, people are risking not only their own life but the lives of many around them. That includes those who cannot get vaccinated—my children among them.
This friend is characterizing the inconsistency in the behavior she sees in people declining a vaccine but then demanding medical care based on the same science. That inconsistency feels, to her and to other dedicated medical professionals trying to survive this pandemic, very much like dishonesty.