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👋 Hi friends,
Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.
Image of the week, above:
Don Juan out and about here in Hong Kong. (Thanks, Anasuya!)
Here are 10 items worth your time this week:
1) 🇨🇳 An important story by my WSJ colleagues Lingling Wei and Stella Yifan Xie: Is China’s economic model broken? <— free link
2) 🖌️ A win for (human) artists: AI-generated art can’t be copyrighted, a U.S. district court judge ruled.
3) 😑 Americans are sad and mean due to a lack of “moral education,” David Brooks writes.
4) 🦄 Newly created tech unicorns are more and more scarce.
5) 🔨️ Reddit thread: “What’s your best advice from your profession?”
6) 🍔 “Casual restaurant chains, like Olive Garden and Applebee’s, have the largest positive impact on cross-class encounters through both scale and their diversity of visitors.”
7) 👓 Those popular blue-light blocking glasses…might not do anything.
8) 🎤 “The Most Iconic Hip-Hop Sample of Every Year (1973-2023).”
9) 📆 Timeguessr: see an image, try to guess the location and time.
10) 🔥 Please enjoy the kids top 25 in the USA Mullet Championship.
🦴 Dog-related video of the week:
💡 Quote of the week:
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” — Abraham Maslow
👊 Fist bump from Hong Kong,