Unclear on the concept of not looking for credit

“I wasn’t looking for the credit,” says the nut who stood at a podium on worldwide TV and announced he was doing the thing he didn’t want credit for.

If you don’t want credit for a thing, you do it anonymously. What a schmuck.

Also: If you say you’ve donated $6 million to charity, it’s perfectly reasonable for others to wish to confirm whether you actually did it. Especially when it turns out you didn’t.

Trump rails against scrutiny over delayed donations to veterans groups – David Fahrenthold and Jose A. DelReal, The Washington Post

Heartbreaking

A Palestinian teen killed an Israeli mom. Now their families struggle with why. – William Booth and Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post

He just ran into the kitchen and stabbed her for no reason at all other than he wanted to kill an Israeli Jew. The boy had never been to Israel, never set foot in a Jewish settlement, probably hadn’t spoken to more than a few Jews in his entire life.

Killing civilians is wrong, particularly mothers in their own kitchens. It’s wrong to do it to Jews, and it’s wrong to do it to Palestinians. That seems like such a common-sensical thing to say that it shouldn’t even need to be said, but it does.

Stay-put nation

How America Lost Its Nerve – Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

Americans today are strangely averse to change. They are less likely to switch jobs, or move between states, or create new companies than they were 30 years ago.

Increasing housing prices are keeping Americans where they are, and when they do move they move from wealthier areas – where housing is more expensive – to poorer areas, where housing is cheaper. That’s the opposite of the pattern through the 19th and 20th Centuries, when Americans moved to find work and prosperity in wealthier areas.

Moreover, entrepreneurship is concentrating in wealthier areas, widening the wealth gap.