It's springtime for mailbags
No more bad takes, climate doomers, and NBA plans
My stint going back-and-forth to Chicago is at an end! I’m going to miss the students and faculty and the staff at the Hotel Sophy but will not miss spending so much time in airports.
In other news — evidence that the expanded Child Tax Credit did not reduce labor force participation, we’re getting a 700-mile transmission line, sustainable aluminum, the world has made incredible progress in reducing child mortality, new social cost of carbon estimate just dropped, and letting nurse practitioners do more stuff is good for patients.
On to some questions!
John: What happened to Bad Takes?
Grid got bought by Jimmy Finkelstein’s soon-to-launch media startup The Messenger and they did not want to pick up the podcast, so we’ll see what the future holds for me audio-wise.
loubyornotlouby: Do you have a take on the recent announcement that Substack is allowing writers on the platform to invest at its mid COVID valuation? Are you investing? Ben Thompson at Stratechery seemed to find it pretty of…