The Most Upsetting Thing I Read All Weekend

There was a lot of bad news this weekend but this Times story about the intersection of failures in medicine and immigration policy was pretty damn terrible. Nobody wants to send an injured man home to die, but nobody wants to pay the bill for taking care of him either. What happens? Well, he goes home to die.

That, and the one about the dramatic rise in jellyfish population throughout the world. It seems that the ocean fishing industry is re-enacting the classic Tragedy of The Commons story.

On the plus side, given that the entire world is going to hell in a handbasket, I feel better about my own failures as a human being. Pass me the employer-subsidized health care and a basket of dolphin chips, would you?

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