Seems like this question relies on a huge number of technical questions and assumptions such that a back of the envelope estimate would be meaningless and a rigorous examination would be highly difficult, nigh impossible. Natural albedo fluctuates wildly on a global scale from year to year and there are so many confounding factors and feedback systems in global climate that it seems insane to even estimate how much artificial mirror surface is needed, let alone how much it would cost not just to launch all that material, but to coordinate orbital patterns and control systems for it.
Elsewherism strike me as the most usable of these options for aesthetic reasons. Spooky Axiology at a Distance is the name of my new prog rock band.
Duct tape is a stereotype, but having a few kinds of tape including duct, electrical, and athletic can be useful. Less so for building objects like you’ve shown but often for fixing or sealing.
Steel wire is cheap and sometimes comes in handy for providing simple shaped objects or securing pieces together flexibly.
Wooden pallets can often be acquired for free and either used as-is (I have two serving as gardening boxes in my backyard) or stripped down for wood.
Paint! Anything you build can be made 75% less obviously DIY with the appropriate coat of paint applied. Spray paint requires no brushes but does require careful choice of workspace to not make a mess. Canned paint needs only a work surface with a layer of newspaper laid down, but requires some hygiene to maintain brushes and not let it dry out prematurely.
No, don’t do this. If you threaten someone with a higher level of violence than you can deliver, it’s more likely they try to pre-emptively attack you (i.e. shoot you first) and you will have no defense against this. If you cannot win a violent encounter then compliance is generally the safest strategy.
Droplets would be number one on my list of transmission vectors for people other than the hand hygiene intensive cases I mentioned, yes.
I don’t want to come down against good hygiene practices, exactly, but my prior is that this is a completely unimportant change for most people to make. The waterline of sanitary practices in Western nations is high enough that increasing the frequency and thoroughness of the average person’s handwashing seems likely to be subject to serious diminishing returns.
Consider that we’re starting from a status quo where most people’s hands are washed 3-5 times a day, even if lazily. Yeah it’s not 100% effective, but I don’t think it has to be in most circumstances.
Is there good epidemiological data that estimates how many disease transmissions have insufficient hand hygiene as an important/necessary vector? Because I would bet that outside of unusual cases like food service and medical workers, the number is low.
I’ll agree that “they couldn’t pay you enough” is technically hyperbole but I can’t imagine taking that sin seriously enough that it damages the credibility of the argument.
As for the message, here’s how I interpret the thesis: “immoral maze work environments have large hedonic costs of a type that are not well offset by monetary compensation (or other promised rewards)”. Which is distinct from, although related to, “money doesn’t buy happiness”.
I also disagree that all advice has to be positive to be actionable. Most people are aware of a variety of career paths they might pursue depending on their situation and talents; it’s perfectly adequate to say “don’t pursue middle management at a large corporation” because the reader can just update towards their other options.