Two thoughts today from Scott Adams:
- The energy has suddenly disappeared from the energy/climate change discussion. Both Biden and Trump favour more nuclear energy.
The real crisis (COVID) has displaced the climate pseudo-crisis. The pseudo-crisis has moved from climate to “whiteness” and racism.
2. The education system is undergoing a complete rethink.
Nicholas Taleb thinks that COVID is stressing all the institutions of society, which seems to be reasonable. The weakest are being selectively culled. Among the most vulnerable are the universities. Taleb thinks they are things of the past. Their fees and costs have bloated, in part because the US federal government guarantees student debt. So who cares what the fees are if the government guarantees payment?