Woke Twitter Users, UFOs, and the Malaria Vaccine

Weekend Reads: April 26, 2019

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Twitter Users Are Richer and More Woke Than the Rest of Us

Issie Lapowsky | Wired | Retweeted by Jennifer Huddleston

According to a Pew Research report, Twitter users are richer, younger, and more likely to lean left than the US population.

Microsoft Staff Are Openly Questioning the Value of Diversity

Dave Gershgorn | Quartz | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok

On an internal message board, Microsoft employees’ heated discussions show a growing discourse in the tech sector regarding diversity.

Google Spinoff’s Drone Delivery Business First to Get FAA Approval

Alan Levin | Bloomberg | Tweeted by Brent Skorup

In mountainous southwest Virginia, an offshoot of Google will soon start delivering packages with drones after becoming the first drone company approved as an airline by the FAA.

Socialism vs. ‘the Person’

Mary Anastasia O’Grady | The Wall Street Journal | Shared by Donald Boudreaux

Malnourishment, disease, and a cruel dictatorship plague the socialist country of Venezuela. Can the country ever recover?

Court Says Using Chalk on Tires for Parking Enforcement Violates Constitution

Matthew S. Schwartz | NPR | Retweeted by Veronique de Rugy

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that officers “chalking” vehicles to track how long they are parked in a spot is a violation of the 4th Amendment.

How Angry Pilots Got the Navy to Stop Dismissing UFO Sightings

Deanna Paul | The Washington Post | Shared by Tyler Cowen

After many sightings went unreported for fear of retribution, or uninvestigated after reports, the Navy is implementing formal procedures for pilots to report UFOs.

Tariffs Are Bad. Import Quotas Are Worse.

Bryan Riley | National Taxpayers Union Foundation | Tweeted by Christine McDaniel

Unlike tariffs, which at least provide some revenue for the government, quotas raise prices, are blanketed in bureaucracy, and are harder to reverse with no measurable benefits.

World's First Malaria Vaccine to Go to 360,000 African Children

Katie Hunt | CNN | Retweeted by Salim Furth

More than 250,000 children in Africa die from malaria each year, but a pilot program by the World Health Organization could help save lives with the world’s first malaria vaccine.