How I Get By: A Week in the Life of a McDonald’s Cashier. Reading about her week is heartbreaking. The sad thing is that it’s common in America. Hustling is great, but it shouldn’t be used to describe the economic difficulties a normal person has to face in arguably the richest country on Earth
Inside the fall of WeWork. It’s mind blowing that there continues to be more investigative pieces on how dysfunctional WeWork is. It’s inconceivable to think without public scrutiny how the company would be and how it would harm public investors’ interest. One notable quote from the piece is that WeWork’s operations make the current White House look like a well-oiled machine.
Platforms and Publishers: The End of an Era. A pretty long yet interesting read on platforms and publishers
Prisoners have to pay to….read. This kind of heartless and soulless opportunism is morally corrupt and distasteful
Interactive map of Apple’s supply chain. I attempted to make such a map, but Apple makes it super difficult to get the data from their weirdly designed PDF instead of a CSV. Kudos to The Prepared for this tool
Wework’s issues with the SEC before IPO. It’s mind-blowing that this didn’t get reported at the time
Apple TV, Apple TV, Apple TV, and Apple TV+. I have to say Apple could and should have done better with all these silly names
AWS Customers Rack Up Hefty Bills for Moving Data. Cloud spending isn’t as cheap as some may think.
Craftmanship in 1930 Vietnam as Seen in Paris Specialized Municipal Libraries. If you want to see a little bit of how Vietnam looked almost 100 years ago, here is a great article
Global electric car sales and market share, 2013-18
The poor in America pay a higher tax rate than the rich. I guess the tax cut is doing what it is supposed to? (I am being sarcastic)
TurboTax’s decade-long war to prevent Americans from filing taxes online for free. I was angry when I read this article. Billions of hours and dollars are wasted every year on filing taxes and only a handful of people benefit at the expense of millions
Sleep Deprivation Shuts Down Production of Essential Brain Proteins. The sleep deprivation pandemic is real in our society and there doesn’t seem to be signs of its abating.
Boeing lead pilot warned about flight-control system tied to 737 Max crashes, then told regulators to delete it from manuals. Frankly, this is just disgusting. Boeing is one of the two plane manufacturers that dominate the sky and it still has this kind of behavior