Economics:[Ec1] At CapX, Diego Zuluaga writes of the triumph of economics.
[Ec2] I usually hate people who go around saying “You’re just now realizing that?!” but… seriously. In an age where people are threatening to boycott corporations for their lack of a stance on gun control is it really that hard to believe that in the days of segregation places would be boycotted for catering to African-Americans?
[Ec3] A story of free money!
[Ec4] Tim Worstall argues that the Rich List proves that capitalism isn’t broken on account of 94% of the people on it didn’t inherit or marry into it.
[Ec5] I don’t think this is right, to be honest. The automated systems started off pretty bad, but have since become really helpful. Capitalism!
[Ec6] REAL Socialism being tried, in ten acts.
Education:[Ed1] Liberia has some exciting things going on with regard to school experimentation, with something to make all sides of the debate over here happy.
[Ed2] Texas is trying to poach Oklahoma’s teachers.
[Ed3] The effects of teacher expectations may have been overstated.
[Ed4] Unless I’m missing something, this strikes me as something of a bad idea, sending a message not to lend money to Puerto Rico or any other sympathetic entity because they might get mad at you for wanting your money back.
[Ed5] And another university bites the dust.
[Ed6] Maybe Republicans aren’t actually against college after all?
[Ed7] If you want to improve your university’s research, you need to improve your football program.
Entertainment:[En1] This is so dumb. All you have to do is use that spiky shell. Gets them every time.
[En2] Efficient rejections! From what I understand, these days you often don’t even get an uninformative form letter.
[En3] Todd Seavey writes about the deep and hidden truths of classic Marvel comic books.
[En4] Dolan Commings writes of the lawless romance of the detective story.
[En5] This is the origin of an avant-garde horror film.
[En6] I want this. It would want it to be portable, though, so that I could use it while doing the dishes like I do audiobooks.
Mindspace:[Ms1] Can a thought experiment melt your brain?
[Ms2] I’ve been downplaying the significance of fake videos, but I found this Vox piece a somewhat convincing rebuttal and I’m going to have to think about it some more.
[Ms3] This is a supervillain origin story.
[Ms4] Expand your mind… beyond your brain.
[Ms5] Riccardo Manzotti talks about the nature of consciousness.
[Ms6] I’ve never heard of “paltering” but it seems like a term that ought to enter our lexicon.
Socialspace:[Ss1] Learning to say no and how to handle the aftermath.
[Ss2] I’ve never heard of “paltering” but it seems like a term that ought to enter our lexicon.
[Ss3] It me.
[Ss4] Thirty-one tactics of negotiation.
[Ss6] Beware! Open floor plans may be bad for entertaining.
[Ss6] You! Hey, you! You’re probably using your deodorant wrong.