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What a Time to Be Alive

The challenges of our time are historically complex.

Tooze writes:

Pandemic, drought, floods, mega storms and wildfires, threats of a third world war — how rapidly we have become inured to the list of shocks. So much so that, from time to time, it is worth standing back to consider the sheer strangeness of our situation.

Larry Summers, who I once derided for being out of touch, follows by describing how unique these challenges are from a historical perspective.

This is the most complex, disparate and cross-cutting set of challenges that I can remember in the 40 years that I have been paying attention to such things.

What a time to be alive.