Some various threads I collected yesterday. Maybe some will be woven together into something else in the future, or maybe they will remain the detritus of intellectual woolgathering.

More from Seth (yes, I’m a fanboy):

A big supermarket in the right place in a city will create as much economic benefit as a stadium that costs hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.

If you want even more on this topic, you can check out this Brookings article about the book:

No recent facility appears to have earned anything approaching a reasonable return on investment. No recent facility has been self-financing in terms of its impact on net tax revenues.

Some great advice on listening via You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy via Mark Frauenfelder. Such as:

Form questions as invitations, not challenges

Longfrom Editions is a cool record label that asks artists to create one longform piece of music. Here they discuss what led to this idea:

The tools are: these streaming services, these digital platforms, this internet based music that no longer has a packaging requirement. Ok, packaging requirement gone; that means no albums, no singles, no duration requirements. Let’s crack it open.

Douglas Murray (author and political commentator) on what makes agreement so hard (at least politically) right now, on the Lex Fridman Podcast:

Having different opinions is very last century. Now we all have different facts. Or at least the two sides have different facts.

And later on, on the topic of love, a better theory for the perceived promiscuity of gay men:

Gay men behave like men would if women were men.


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