Weekend Readings-14 Aug'20 : Edition 2
As we learn more about COVID-19, we will develop better rules for ourselves. But two caveats are in order. First, many epidemiological studies warn that, for certain findings, causality has not yet been established. In fact, we can never establish causality definitively. We must regard all such claims with a dose of skepticism and the awareness that we may revise them later.
Hong Kong and Beijing have so far focused their authorities under the national security law on protesters and politicians and have so far demurred on targeting foreign businesses, given the danger of causing an exodus of foreign firms, but may retaliate in softer ways such as loss of business.
As for the dollar’s role as a reserve currency, I am reminded of a simple principle I learned at university: it is hard to replace something with nothing. At this time, there simply is no other currency that can or will fill the dollar’s shoes. Instead, we will continue to see small pipes being built around the dollar.
Success in and of itself is not a bad thing, any more than wine is a bad thing. Both can bring fun and sweetness to life. But both become tyrannical when they are a substitute for—instead of a complement to—the relationships and love that should be at the center of our lives.
फिर हुई जो रोशनी वहाँ नहीं था कोई भी
हाँ मगर था आईना, था आईने में अक्स भी वो अक्स था तेरा वहाँ, जो था सुकून लिये खड़ा
हँसके कहने ये लगा, मैं तुझमें ही सदा रहा।