There are two views of humanity, people are stomachs or people are brains. In the people-are-stomachs view, more people means more eaters, more takers, less for everyone else. In the people-are-brains view, more people means more brains, more ideas, more for everyone else.↩︎ Marginal Revolution
Purple sky at night—prepare for catastrophe.
As people in Japan prepared to evacuate before Typhoon Hagibis, they looked up and saw an ominous purple sky, a result of “scattering.”
From this post on my modern met: "Meteorologists say the colorful sky is a result of 'scattering,' a weather phenomenon that occurs when heavy rain washes large molecules from the sky, leaving only small molecules. This causes the light to scatter around the moisture in the air, causing the strange violet hues."
Haruki Murakami’s vinyl collection is on Spotify.
Readers of Haruki Murakami know that his fiction makes a lot of room for music, particularly jazz, rock, and classical.
Well, Murakami ran an advice column for a while at the "Mr. Murakami’s Place" website, where he responded to some 3,716 queries from readers. One guy, Masamaro Fujiki, went to the trouble of gleaning things Murakami wrote about his vinyl collection and put together a playlist of some of the albums mentioned. Murakami keeps about 10,000 records, mostly jazz, to play in his office while he writes.
Very good for autumn blues.
If you just want the classical albums, there's a playlist for that too.