27 September 2013

Anything but water

  1. "When Evil Was a Social System: The moral burdens of living under communist rule in Eastern Europe" offers some insights on manipulation of people's loyalties and beliefs that hold in some parts of the US (and Canada!)

  2. An excellent primer: "How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists"

  3. "Bring Back Flophouses, Rooming Houses, and Microapartments," i.e., how middle class zoning killed affordable housing

  4. The Economist has an excellent survey on biodiversity, corruption and economic growth

  5. The price of beer at Oktoberfest is rising BUT people are drinking more? Irrational? Not if either (1) people would drink EVEN MORE if it wasn't rising or (2) people go to Munich for the fun and drinking, not to save money on beer.

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