1.01.2015

01-01-2015 | Our Blight Future



Spaced Repetition - gwern

Vladislav's Masterpiece - IP

Good Americans - John Judge (RIP)

The Pirate Insurgency - Kevin Flaherty

ISIS and the Cockroaches of War - Zenpundit

The Maldon Institute & John Rees - Chip Berlet

We Are All Intelligence Agents Now - Daniel Geer

The Infinite Space Between Words - Coding Horror

The Henry Ford Sociological Department - Jalopnik

On North Korea & The United States - Timothy Shorrock

On the Multi-Dimensional Failures of the F-35 - The War Nerd

3 Business Lessons from the Sinaloa Drug Cartel - Fast Company

The Thirteen Commandments of Neoliberalism - Philip Mirowski

A Word About Banks and the Laundering of Drug Money - Golem XIV



THE MODEL GOT IT WRONG. ALL THE THEORETICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF VALUATION HAVE BROKEN DOWN AND THE VOLATILITY HAS BROKEN ALL HISTORICAL AND WORSE CASE BANDS. - Ina Drew

12.26.2014

12-26-2014 | Freedom is Cheap



What is Poverty? - Theodore Dalrymple

On the Trail of Cortes - The Economist

The Robbers Cave Experiment - Less Wrong

Book Review: "On The Road" - Slate Star Codex

"On The Road seems to be a picture of a high-trust society. Drivers assume hitchhikers are trustworthy and will take them anywhere. Women assume men are trustworthy and will accept any promise. Employers assume workers are trustworthy and don’t bother with background checks. It’s pretty neat.

But On The Road is, most importantly, a picture of a high-trust society collapsing. And it’s collapsing precisely because the book’s protagonists are going around defecting against everyone they meet at a hundred ten miles an hour."

10.11.2014

10-11-2014 | Sunday Sermonette



"Because he is riveted to the news, the citizen rejects the truly fundamental problems, remaining attached exclusively to outmoded and useless terms and images such as 'Right and Left,' 'capitalism and communism,' and really believes that the fundamental political problems are located."

-- Jacques Ellul, The Political Illusion