United in Rage Tarence Ray, The Baffler. Opioids in Kentucky.
Those who are still wearing masks tend to be members of the — store clerks, waiters, janitors, manicurists, security guards, receptionists, hair stylists and drivers — while those without face coverings are often the customers being wined and dined.
Jarring lack of parallelism between “service class” and (the class-less?) “well-to-do.” It’s a neat trick to take off and put on the mask of class simultaneously, but the Times is up to the challenge!
Stoicism and Mimetic Desire: 3 Keys To Living Intentionally Daily Stoic. “Mimetic desire,” interesting. “But Mom, all the other kids have one!”
Elvis (Your Waiter) Has Left the Building Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture