[V1] How monogamy became normal.
[V1] Americans are becoming less religious, while lamenting the fact that we’re becoming less religious. Here’s a map of the world’s atheists.
[V3] I can’t say I’m sorry that this guy is off the street, but… entrapment? I know, it’s not entrapment if it’s not the police that do it. But it still makes me uncomfortable.
[V4] Honestly, I have no objection that news media has my side’s back on the gay marriage debate. But it should be acknowledged that it has been taking sides for quite some time.
[V5] It’s nice to know that gay weddings can be the backdrop of stupid-arse drama, just as straight weddings can.
[B1] Hit Coffee favorite Jordan Weissman has a series going on unpaid internships. It turns out they really don’t help you land a regular job, and they are actually the province not of the rich, but of the poor and middle class. RECOMMENDED!
[B2] Derek Thompson says that credit cards are making us dumber, fatter, and poorer.
[B3] The Atlantic also has a good piece on the SkyMall, and The Verge has an article on its darker side. I look at it pretty regularly during take-off and landing, making me wonder if they’re worried about recent happenings with the FAA.
[B4] From a business perspective, McDonalds is pretty awesome.
[B5] Matt Yglesias and others – including myself – have talked about how it’s important to finish college if you go. Well, maybe it’s advantageous to go even if you’re going to drop out. I’m not sure how you disaggregate for the self-selection, though. And there’s the collective action aspect of it.
[E1] The Harlem Globetrotters are up for sale. I have some fond memories of those guys.
[E2] It seems highly unlikely that eBook prices will actually be able to stay where they are, however much the publishers wish otherwise.
[S1] In Colorado, a district is breaking from custom and will pay science teachers more than English teachers.
[S2] As I’ve said before, if you’re a doctor, and you’ve been sued, you’ve already lost.
[S3] According to Dan Munro, healthcare pricing transparency is gaining momentum.
[S4] Facebook can give you a self-esteem boost.
[S5] Carbon dioxide emissions aren’t just attributed to causing global warming, but global greening as well. RECOMMENDED!
[A1] Ilya Shapiro of Cato draws out attention to a weird scandal involving foreign knights.
[A2] Jon Last writes about how family formation delivers political results for the GOP. The problem is that he’s looking at 2000, when I’m not sure how much the results hold up in 2012.
[A3] Stuart Stevens has some very intelligent things to say on the immigration front for the Republican Party, which is pretty much getting bad advice from everyone right now. RECOMMENDED!
[A4] CIA agents explain what they would do if they were Edward Snowden, and on the run. RECOMMENDED!
[A5] John McCain should be honored that the Chinese found hacking his campaign to be worth their time.
[W1] Mongolia is trying to go green, with mixed results.
[W2] All is not well – though all is not lost – in the Australian economy.
[W3] You know, I hadn’t thought about it, but when mentioning someone from the UK that isn’t Anglo, I have almost always favored the term “British” over “English.” Apparently, so do Bangladeshis.
[W4] Photos of famous landmarks… under construction.
[W5] Be careful what we wish for. In Sweden, parental leave may be contributing to the gender gap.
[W6] Charter cities have had a breakthrough in Honduras.
[W7] McArdle wonders if those leaving the European periphery will indeed return home.