Read — 2018/01/26
Today’s selection of articles:
- “Kentucky school shooting: 2 students killed, 18 injured“, by Holly Yan, AnneClaire Stapleton, & Paul P. Murphy (CNN). Let’s be direct: Does it take your kid being shot to death to convince you that something drastic has to be done?!
- “The mass shooter name game misses the point“, by Caren Lissner (OZY).
- “When #MeToo becomes catch-22“, by Joann S. Lublin (Wall Street Journal). Society needs to be aware of all aspects of this issue.
- “Yes, lots of people are getting flu symptoms. No, this season isn’t unusual. Here’s why.“, by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. (NY Times). A “bad match” of vaccine to circulating strains is to blame. Surprising (to me) to learn that the CDC estimates that the flu kills 12,000 – 56,000 Americans each year.
- “Young, seemingly fit Pennsylvania man dies of flu complications“, by David Chang (NBC Philadelphia). Listen to your body.
- “Price war pressures consumer-goods giants“, by Sharon Terlep (NY Times). Companies cited include Procter & Gamble (PG), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).
- “In California, where cancer warnings abound, coffee is next in line“, by Sara Randazzo (Wall Street Journal). The culprit: acrylamide.
- “Meg Whitman to lead mobile-video startup NewTV“, by Erich Schwartzel (Wall Street Journal).
- “Review: ‘Mary and the witch’s flower’ chases a girl and her broomstick“, by A.O. Scott (NY Times). A review of the latest film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
- “When trading in bitcoin, keep the tax man in mind“, by Tara Siegel Barnard (NY Times). Basically, always keep the tax man in mind, for everything.
- “The programmer at the center of a $100 billion crypto storm“, by Paul Vigna & Jim Oberman (NY Times). Is it a sign of bubble that a (negative) change in the prices reported by an aggregation site may have sparked a massive sell-off? (Answer: Yes.)
- “Everyone is getting hilariously rich and you’re not“, by Nellie Bowles (NY Times). Scary.
- “Hedge funds grow wary of cryptocurrency mania“, by Gregor Stuart Hunter & Laurence Fletcher (Wall Street Journal).