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The Billionaire’s Dilemma

Usually when rich people rage against the possibility that someone less wealthy might become their neighbor, nobody bats an eye. Why would they? NIMBYism is the dominant fact of American urban geography. But in recent years, a number of very rich people, including the billionaire investor Marc Andreessen, have positioned themselves on the other side of the debate, arguing against supply restrictions and deriding purportedly progressive places for failing to address the rising cost of housing.

The U.S. Has No Plan to Prevent the Next Pandemic

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here.Our institutions are poised to repeat the mistakes of COVID-19.But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic.
The gun industry created a new consumer. Now it’s killing us.
Could genetics be the key to never getting the coronavirus?
Mike Pence is trying to send a message.

The Opening for Democrats on Abortion

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here.House Democrats are rolling out a new strategy to protect civil rights post-Roe. Senate Democrats should get on board.But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic.
Of course Biden has COVID.
America’s self-obsession is killing its democracy.

The Next Generation of NIMBYs

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here.The pandemic made it possible for many Millennials to purchase their first home. Could it also have set the stage for a new breed of NIMBYs?But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic.
The world is burning once again.
This Court has revealed conservative originalism to be a hollow shell.

U.S. Messaging on Monkeypox Is Deeply Flawed

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here.As monkeypox cases rise in the U.S., public officials are scrambling to balance concerns about stigmatization with the fact that the disease is largely affecting gay and bisexual men.But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic.
The cause of the crime wave is hiding in plain sight.

The Fate of States’ Rights After Roe

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here.The anti-abortion movement spent decades citing states’ rights as an argument for overturning Roe. That facade fell away within weeks.But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic.
New COVID vaccines will be ready this fall. America won’t be.

The Right to Move Is Under Attack

For much of American history, freedom from an oppressive legal system could be found by picking up and leaving. During the Great Migration, millions of Black Americans abandoned the Jim Crow South for the North, Midwest, and West; at a smaller scale, LGBTQ people have long fled communities where they felt unwelcome for liberal cities. On some level, Americans—with our unique system of federalism—have always voted with our feet.