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News From the Control Tower - 4/15/2020

This week’s reads feature:

1. How your internet is working thanks to Cold-War era pioneers;

Your Internet is working. Thank these Cold War-era pioneers who designed it to handle almost anything.

2. How the Fed is the part of government most ready for this crisis;

Why the Fed Was the Part of Government Most Ready for This Crisis

3. The spread of coronavirus to rural America; 

Coronavirus Was Slow to Spread to Rural America. Not Anymore.

4. The collective action problem in the US – data shows that attitude towards climate change is one of the strongest predictors of social distancing behavior; and

The US has a collective action problem that’s larger than the coronavirus crisis

5. Banks preparing for the bust of the shale boom.

 Exclusive: U.S. banks prepare to seize energy assets as shale boom goes bust

This weeks’ bonus article highlights one of the booming parts of the economy – the jigsaw puzzle market;

Here’s How Those Hot Jigsaw Puzzles Are Made