This was an amazingly good podcast episode everybody should listen to, on free speech (absolutism) and whether/how we can make the American experiment actually work.
Hint: we cannot assume American exceptionalism will carry the day. Nothing good happens automatically unless we MAKE it happen. The arc of moral universe bends toward justice because WE are the arc benders.
«The 22-year-old hostess asked the group of Texans to show proof of getting the COVID vaccine in order to dine in the restaurant, part of NYC’s executive order that went into effect this week. Law enforcement sources said that the hostess was then repeatedly punched in the face and body, and sent to the hospital.»
Welp… I guess there’s a (fore)shadow election going on in the country now. This is what happens when people snooze through judicial elections and a redistricting-year election. (It’s not enough, of course, to elect one hero or get rid of one villain, but our news headlines live to drive us to focus on One Guy.)
And here we are. It occurs to me that the difference between prices short-term and long-term is like the difference between “weather” and “climate” and there ARE people who don’t really know (or care about) the difference.
I almost didn’t read this entertaining bit because (a) I’ll probably never need it or use it successfully, and (b) HN usually takes these things way too seriously, but, unexpectedly, there’s a smidge of humor on HN: