Holiday Card Shark

“Deeply skeptical committee members asked the Sacklers whether, in fact, they subscribed to newspapers or had access to cable television. Addressing the Sacklers, Representative Jim Cooper, Democrat of Tennessee, said: ‘Watching you testify makes my blood boil. I’m not aware of any family in America that is more evil than yours.'” NYT: Sacklers Face Furious Questions in Rare Testimony on Opioid Epidemic. Big pharma can kill, big pharma can save. A similar contrast could be seen with big tech and social media this year; lots of monopolistic behavior and not much love for democracy, but also the glue that let us remain connected. Imagine the year of sheltering in place without the internet. (Imagine living with your kids 24/7 without the iPad.) Life is a gray area.

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