Post Processing: 2020 Hindsight

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When I posted 2020 And The Year of the Rat, it was a twofer of optimism, welcoming both the 2020 New Year and the Chinese New Year. With the year nearly half over, much of the optimism has been drained, and we find ourselves in a pandemic.

The second half of the year could be worse. Dr. Rick Bright warns that without a consistent and coordinated plan to contain Covid-19, 2020 could be the darkest winter in modern history.

Regarding The Hidden Costs of Efficiency, the NYT examines How the World's Richest Country Ran Out of a 75-cent Face Mask. Farhad Manjoo recounts what we learned the hard way, that just in time supply chains ... are built to optimize efficiency, not resiliency.

When we eventually emerge from this pandemic, will we take this, and the many related lessons, to heart?

Edit 06/10/2020 - "The second half of the year could be worse." It got worse. R.I.P. George Floyd.


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