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The morality of manipulation.

Welcome to Wednesday, money nerds, and welcome to another installment of Apex Money. Let’s dive right in.

The car shortage could change buying behavior forever. [Axios] — “Supply chain disruptions could have a silver lining for automakers if Americans can be trained to order the exact car they want — color, features, bells and whistles — and then wait a month or so for it to be delivered.”

The morality of manipulation. [Nir and Far] — “As the march of technology makes the world a more addictive place, innovators need to consider their role. It will be years, perhaps generations, before society develops the antibodies to new addictions. In the meantime, users will have to judge the yet unknown consequences for themselves, while creators will have to live with the moral repercussions of how they spend their professional lives.”

It’s not about the cards you’re dealt; it’s about the hand you play. [Female in Finance] — “There are things in life you won’t get to choose. No one chooses their starting point, but it’s up to you to choose where you end up. And although you may not get to choose your starting hand, you do get to choose how to play. It’s up to you to play a poor hand well. And that takes hard work.”

Everyday sayings explained. [Stylist] — “Every phrase, saying or proverb starts somewhere, and thanks to the Phrase Finder, we’ve uncovered the (often disputed) authors, meanings and stories behind some of the most commonplace sayings. The results are surprising, and prove it wasn’t just Shakespeare changing our language.”

Today’s video features is something completely different for me. It’s a five-minute segment from CrowsEye Productions on YouTube that features a woman getting dressed in the style of 7th century Britain.

To me, this is fascinating although it’s not anything I would have ever sought out on my own. Now that I’ve watched it, though, it gives context to all of the Arthurian stuff I like to read. And you know what? The CrowsEye YT channel has tons more like this exploring clothing and customs of years and centuries past.