COVID risk chart for activities. Courtesy of the Texas Medical Association.

'The Joe Rogan Experience' helps Spotify win $20 million deal with Omnicom: "'Audio has worked really well for our clients and we have seen tremendous results,' she says. 'But what was missing was the addressability.'"

Google, Amazon Funnel Over $20 Million to Virus Conspiracy Sites: “The Global Disinformation Index is a U.K.-based research group that provides disinformation risk ratings on media sites” [This isn’t “funneling”. It’s just ad sales.]

This is a very good book. “City of Sedition” by John Strausbaugh. [No Amazon link cause buy local 😊]

Justices rule states can bind presidential electors' votes: "The ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia..."

Hot Summer Epic Fail - New Climate Models Exaggerate Midwest Warming by 6X: "What I find particularly troubling is that the climate modelers are increasingly deaf to what observations tell us."

Jeff Bezos's wealth hits a new high of $172 billion, surpassing pre-divorce record: “Bezos has added $56.7 billion to his net worth just this year.” [I realize this is paper wealth, but the numbers are just obscene at this point.]

Royal Dutch Shell and Unilever leaving the Netherlands for Britain: “Shell has consistently lobbied against the [15%] dividend tax, which it says makes financing dividends, share buy-backs and acquisitions more difficult.”

Reality Beckons - Even Bigger Payroll Gains, Much Less Fuss Over Them: “...there are actually two labor markets at the moment. Occupying the same geographic space but separated otherwise by every factor that’s meaningful...”

“We have 50 states going in 50 different directions, and as a result we are seeing these record rises“ [This panacea of forcing every state to behave the same is why scientists should stick to science and stop recommending policy.]

Artifact. To make that house livable would corrupt it's history too much. @tedchoward RE: Computer Software and Historic Buildings

Trump just dropped nearly $100 million on fall TV campaign ads in swing states: "The buys are advance bookings—essentially prepaid reservations of airtime—for Labor Day through Election Day."

June jobs another blowout - 4.8M added. Unemployment at 11.1%.

Twitter removes image tweet by Trump over NYT copyright complaint. [I hope there is some legal follow up on this. I’m interested how the law handles their copyright vs his rights to his own likeness. Interesting.]

Wicker(R), Sinema(D), Blumenauer(D), Fitzpatrick(R) Introduce the RESTAURANTS Act: "The legislation would establish a $120 billion revitalization fund to help independent restaurants..."

A continually updated list of brands joining the Facebook ad boycott - AdAge [This is a lot. Momentum.]

Memo: The New York Times lays off 68 people, mostly in advertising: “while the cuts are driven by the pandemic, they also ‘reflect long-term trends in our business’”

Gilead prices COVID-19 drug remdesivir at $2,340 per patient in developed nations: “Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat from Texas, said it was ‘an outrageous price for a very modest drug, which taxpayer funding saved from a scrap heap of failures.’”

House Democrats Call for ‘Negative Emissions’ in Climate Plan: “In this point in time coming out of Covid-19 when we need to rebuild our economy, this gives us an unusual opportunity to really tackle the climate crisis and build our economy in a green fashion.”

India Bans TikTok, Dozens of Other Chinese Apps After Border Clash - WSJ

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