* “If Elizabeth Warren really wants to unrig the system, she should focus on the Dream Hoarders.” The big problems are restrictive, exclusionary zoning and restrictive, exclusionary occupational licensure—both things that large swaths of the upper middle class really like and fight to entrench. Warren will not alienate her own base with real change, when there are convenient bogeymen to attack instead. It is always appealing to make someone else the villain and ensure us that we’re the good guys and we just need to get those bad guys over there.
* Reasons not to become famous, by Tim Ferriss.
* “Something Is Happening to Norway” Climate change is here, now, and our collective response is to shrug.
* Over-long piece covering the decline of journalism. I’ve read too many like it, but this is another.
* Ross Douthat’s new book on the age of decadence. Recommended.
* “‘We’re losing our damn minds’: James Carville unloads on the Democratic Party.” A useful piece and congruent with my thinking.
* “Librem 5 phone hands-on—Open source phone shows the cost of being different.” I like the Librem 5 as an idea but it is still very far from being usable.
* Was the nuclear family a mistake? A fascinating essay on loneliness, community, zoning, and many other topics.