What a vaccine means for America’s economy - The Economist. Although the coronavirus is spreading unchecked, there are grounds for optimism.
When Medicare Choices Get ‘Pretty Crazy,’ Many Seniors Avert Their Eyes - The New York Times (7 min). A new study shows that more than half of enrollees don’t review or compare their coverage options annually.
How To Plan For Rising Health Care Costs - Fidelity. Estimated costs for health care post-age 65? Try $295,000 per couple in assets needed today.
The Remarkable and Complex Legacy of Native American Military Service - Smithsonian Magazine (10 min). Why do they serve? The answer is grounded in honor and love for their homeland.
Miami Marlins Hire Kim Ng as MLB's First Female General Manager - ESPN. After getting her start as an intern with the White Sox nearly 30 years ago, and subsequently accumulating 3 World Series rings and 8 postseason appearances as an executive with the Yankees and Dodgers, Kim Ng becomes the first female (and first Asian-American) general manager of a major league team.
Oh Captain, My 'Jeopardy!' Captain - The New York Times (4 min). "Trebek was that rare thing in contemporary media: a voice of simple, declarative truth and trusted authority."
The Compromise of 1877- Investor Amnesia. "If you want an example of a real nation-rending, Constitution-bending contested presidential election that might have conceivably led to a second Civil War, you have to go back to the U.S. Centennial Year of 1876, when Republican Rutherford B. Hayes defeated Democrat Samuel Tilden by a single electoral vote after a dispute that wasn’t resolved until the eve of Hayes’s inauguration in March of 1877."
An Oral History of 'Marge vs The Monorail', the Episode That Changed 'The Simpsons' - Vice. "If a gun was put to my head, and they said, ‘Tell me the best episode of television ever,’ it’s this."
Dave Grohl, 10-Year-Old Nandi Bushell and One Very Epic Drum Battle - The New York Times (6 min). The Foo Fighters leader and the English prodigy struck up a competitive friendship on social media that has brought them, and thousands of music fans, immense joy.