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Fair Warning - Evictions, salmonella, and palm oil

Fair Warning
Fair Warning - Evictions, salmonella, and palm oil
By Soph Warnes • Issue #144 • View online
I read something a couple of weeks ago about newsletter frequency and how the pressure to keep producing at arbitrary regular intervals means that you end up producing lower quality things. I’ve been thinking about it ever since.
Some random things I have enjoyed lately:
  • The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. A friend sent me this and it’s absolutely my vibe. I get agnosthesia ALL THE TIME.
  • Museum of Forgeries: Buy one Andy Warhol original, copy it 1000 times and sell each copy on knowing that any one of them could be the original, but no one would ever know which.
  • XKCD’s State Borders: “If we’re going to have a panhandle, why not commit to it?”
  • Art of the Menu. I found this when I was looking for design inspiration.

On the home front
MPs are trying to overhaul a system that is finding them increasingly guilty
How often have age cohorts been on the winning/losing side?
Over the pond
The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution in the U.S.
Where your milk comes from if you live in America’s most populated cities
Corporate minimum tax could hit these profitable companies
Climate and the environment
I’ve added this section because it’s a hot topic but I also want to preface it with “Stop Telling Kids They’ll Die From Climate Change” which I thought was an excellent read.
I don’t think telling individuals that the future will be horrific will inspire them to take action. Just a thought.
Yes, There Has Been Progress on Climate. No, It’s Not Nearly Enough.
Palm Oil Destroys Rainforests But World Not Buying Sustainable Crop
That’s everything this week! See you next time, with hopefully less doom.
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