This is the bi-weekly visible open thread (there are also hidden open threads twice a week you can reach through the Open Thread tab on the top of the page). Post about anything you want, but please try to avoid hot-button political and social topics. You can also talk at the SSC subreddit – and also check out the SSC Podcast. Also:
1. In 2016, I made a bet with bhauth that the US median income growth under Donald Trump wouldn’t significantly outperform the trendline for the past 25 years. It did, so I lost. As his prize, bhauth asks me to signal-boost his work on a new type of battery that outperforms lithium-ion.
3. The SSC podcast is still trying to recoup its costs, so it’s started offering ads. You can get your ad read on the podcast for $100/month; they get about 1500 downloads per episode, and there are 10-ish episodes per month. Email slatestarpodcast[at]gmail[dot]com for details.
4. I need to make my inbox more manageable, so I am going to ask you not to send me emails asking for comments on your manifestos or ideas or interesting links you found. I find myself feeling annoyed if I spend time on them and guilty if I don’t, and it’s unfair to you to have to listen to me saying I will answer you and then never doing so. If you have interesting things like this you want to bring to my attention, post them on the SSC subreddit, which I read pretty often. I continue to accept other types of emails. Sorry about this.