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Fair Warning - Crypto, Climate, and Covid

Fair Warning
Fair Warning - Crypto, Climate, and Covid
By Soph Warnes • Issue #151 • View online
Hello hello!
No, you haven’t missed a ton of editions—I had to take a long break because moving country was more challenging than I had expected. I’m now on my third move out of four in recent weeks (Cardiff>London>Brooklyn>Manhattan) with my fourth move—back to Brooklyn—at the start of next month.
The rental market in NYC has always been bad but right now it’s, according to those with more experience, the worst it’s ever been: Pandemic split-ups, a housing shortage, and bidding wars. With no US credit history, no social security number, I couldn’t compete with other applicants for apartments. But I had a great idea: Offer over asking and sign the lease without visiting the apartment. Not so uncommon these days. I saw it for the first time this week and I’m relieved to say it’s actually really lovely and I’m excited to move in.
This issue is longer than usual, as I have missed a lot of great things in the last few weeks. Sorry/you’re welcome.

On the home front
Just FYI for regular readers, I decided to switch now that “over the pond” is “home”.
The Real Dividing Line On Abortion
What’s Your Rate of Inflation?
Why the crypto crash hit black Americans hard
One million US Covid deaths
How America Reached One Million Covid Deaths
The Washington Post created this moving “cut short” story. Every line is a line about someone who died of covid that week, with the sentence cut short according to how many people died that week.
The U.S. passed 1 million Covid-19 deaths. Here are songs to remember them by.
I had to have a section dedicated to Europe’s biggest party and one of my favourite nights of the year. To my joy, I was able to see it here—I convinced a colleague to join me at a bar in Queens and we had an absolute blast. My personal favourites? Poland (epic & gothy), the UK (singable & spacey), Norway (fun & dancey). I could only find a couple of data things on it:
Odds and ends
The 50th anniversary of “The Godfather”
Who’s in Your Wallet?
The Climate Game — Can you reach net zero?
Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you found something you enjoyed. If you want to get in touch, feel free to reply to this email. Otherwise, have a great week!
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