Good Reads - August 2020

  1. A publicly traded US company changed its Treasury policy away from holding the US dollar to Bitcoin in fear of fiat currencies' devaluation. They won’t be the last.

  2. A brief history of margarine. Relevant to this week's note, we traded natural saturated fats for much worse chemical trans fats - all in the name of health.

  3. Toxic rhetoric and how it undermines what it hopes to fix - climate change edition.

  4. Libertarian Arnold Kling’s essay on capitalism’s three main problems.

  5. The real failure of the COVID response and our ability to get reliable data to make better decisions.

  6. The tragic loss of one of the best songwriters out there with a whole life ahead of him. Justin Townes Earle dead at 38.