10 July 4th read – big picture

My July 4th holiday weekend reads:

A 20 Ways The Supreme Court Just Changed America The long-term consequences of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs verdict are now clear but nothing. But listening to a range of thinkers ’best assumptions about where we can go can give insights into our country’s view that anti-abortion and pro-abortion groups will now fight that 50 years of Rowe vs. Wade is firmly behind us. (Politics)

A Want some grill targets for summer? These 10 will keep you busy as chefs and other masters of flame tell you how to improve your outdoor cooking. (Bloomberg) See more Summer Grilling Recipes: Top Strategies for Using Fire Flavors If there is one substance that is universally tempting, it is smoke. Recipes for fried halibut, smoky eggplant dips and smoked red pepper soup get extraordinary depth from the world’s oldest cooking methods. (Wall Street Journal)

A The frenzy to buy Hampton Covid-Era has officially ended (at least until August).. The Hampton Covid-era shopping frenzy is a thing of the past. “It’s definitely not like a gangbuster,” said Paul Brennan, a broker for Douglas Element. “Things have slowed down. There’s still a lot of activity, but people aren’t pulling the trigger as fast as they did a few months ago. “(Bloomberg)

A How America’s summer vacation has come back stronger than ever Data shows that juntinths and workplaces encourage more frequent and longer family trips, even business trips are frustrating (Wall Street Journal)

A Cheryl Sandberg and the Crackling Helper of Corporate America: This is a book about how women in corporate America can and should try to get the most money and the most power. But where would they want such power? Sea-suits America in the fiery hell fire. Is this feminism? (Atlantic)

A ‘Where there are corpses, there are treasures’: A prey as Lake Mid shrinks: The reservoir supplies electricity to 350,000 homes as well as a record amount of irrigation and drinking water to about 25 million people. (Washington Post)

A Why do scientists really, really want to know if there was ever life on Mars? If there were life on Mars billions of years ago – even just microbial life – it could change our understanding of how life begins. (Vox)

A 10 Ways to Fix a Broken Supreme Court Democrats do not have a vote right now to reform the Supreme Court. But if they take seats, they may have many options. (Vox)

A How ‘All the Presidents Men’ friend moved from Flick to Masterpiece Early drafts of the screenplay fought over how to portray Woodward and Bernstein. (Washington Post)

A Gospel according to Mavis Staples A legendary singer with faith, loss, and a family legacy. Mavis Staples was a gospel singer for longer than Elizabeth II was crowned. During the concert, sometimes, he can take a seat and rest while someone in his band sings solo for one or two choruses. No one thinks anything. His presence on stage is so delightful — his nickname is Bubble — that you will never take your eyes off him. Staples sang from its depths, less wailing and angry, tempting roars that cut through even the most pious songs. He is holy, not holy. (The New Yorker)

Be sure to check out our Masters in Business next week in Perth Toll with the founder and sponsor of the Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF, founder of the Life + Liberty Index. The first type of strategy uses the metrics of personal and economic independence as the primary cause of its investment process. Prior to the formation of the Life + Liberty Index, Perth was a personal wealth advisor to Fidelity Investments in Los Angeles and Houston, and lived and worked in Beijing and Hong Kong, where his observations led him to explore the relationship between freedom and the market.

Summers in America are getting hotter, longer and more dangerous

Source: Washington Post

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