Grist - Week of 3/15/2020
This weekly linkdump is an outlet for me to catalog what’s making me think, and scratch the itch to share it.
Can’t say enough good things about JVN’s interview with Sallie Krawcheck. Sallie is the head of Ellevest, a woman-focused investment firm. Super smart, super principled gal who’s chock-full of sensible personal finance advice. It taught me a lot about the divide in wealth between men and women, and how it’s got some deeper sociological roots than you’d expect. (Hint: it comes out in how we teach our kids!!)
“folks with expensive problems have high salaries and are behind gatekeepers.” - Patrick McKenzie. My favorite small business blogger nails it again.
The best single source of information I’ve found in the new reality caused by COVID-19. If you read one thing I have ever posted, read this.
Also really like this piece from Vox explaining the coronavirus pandemic in 9 charts.
I’d have appreciated this a lot more if I still used Twitter. It did, however, teach me about the existence of http://foller.me, which I hadn’t know existed until today. Seems like something that should have existed before now!
How to survive WFH in times of coronavirus. (I’m gonna need this.)
Colin Jost’s great essay on commuting to Manhattan from Staten Island as a teenager, to attend school