Daily Briefing: August 10

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day off right.

Stat

Let's revisit the issue of an insulin price cap that was blocked from inclusion in the Inflation Reduction Act by Republican opposition. Each day, more than 7 million Americans with diabetes require insulin. But it is just outrageously pricey in the United States, where it costs eight times more than in 32 other high-income nations. According to a recent Yale research, 14% of people who take insulin in the United States spend at least 40% of their gross income after food and shelter on the treatment .

Quote

“If it’s just a paycheck, then it’s like what have you reduced your life to?”

Malcolm Gladwell earned a few more haters this weekend by insulting remote work in society. On the Diary of a CEO podcast, Gladwell stated that remote work prevents employees from being satisfied at work. “I know it’s a hassle to come into the office, but if you’re just sitting in your pajamas in your bedroom, is that the work life you want to live?” he asked. Personally... yeah.

Read

The secret history of the US government’s family-separation policy. (The Atlantic)

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