Karthik - a college senior - wrote a nice blog
this week about the problem with assuming a situation is as bad as negative news coverage makes it sound like. And news coverage, typically is negative. “Spectacularness bias” is the keyword to look for in his blog. He also nicely explains why it sucks that we don’t have meaningful Covid data. If you find this topic interesting, I also recommend you read up what ‘availability bias’ is, in Daniel Kahnemans’ legendary book - Thinking Fast & Slow
The other news that keep trending in these gloomy Covid times are the Crypto-centric ones. I have something on that too.
CRYPTO AND STUFF!
I wrote a short blog summing up my Crypto story so far
. It may be useful to you if you are still unsure of what exactly to do with all the crypto related stuff you keep hearing all the time.
If my blog makes you too
excited however, I would like you to check out Vivek Kaul’s take on the same topic
. He paints a fucked-up picture of the future of crypto. And even when I have invested in crypto myself, I agree with Vivek on his overall premise - it is
a ponzi scheme in many ways (if not exactly that). Netflix has a very good documentary series that starts off with the origin of ponzi (named after Charles Ponzi). Below is trailer.