12/3/20 Power Five

1. What Yellen Must Do“The US desperately needs large rescue programs targeted specifically at the most vulnerable households and sectors. The resulting debt from increased spending should not be viewed as a hindrance, given the enormous cost of doing too little. Besides, with interest rates near zero and likely to stay there for years to come, the costs of servicing new debt are exceedingly low.

2. Motherhood is Taboo in the Art World – Its As if We’ve Sold Out’ “There are good artists that have children. Of course there are. They are called men.”

3. The Best Music of 2020 – The ritual of reviewing the New Yorker’s annual list and looking everyone up in Spotify is upon us.

4. Runaway Money – The bizarre story of Margaret Wise Brown’s estate and the $5 million in royalties from Goodnight Moon and other children’s books.

5. He Was a Stick, She Was a Leaf; Together They Made History – “Leaf insects are almost impossible to see in nature, and scientists can’t study what they can’t see. Mr. Cumming, one of the world’s few experts on leaf insects, has never seen a leaf insect in the wild, only specimens in captivity or museums. Dr. Brock has seen wild stick insects, but never a wild leaf insect.