21 May 2014

Anything but water

  1. What it's like to own a Tesla (funny and insightful, but bikes > cars)

  2. Canada's government gives $34 billion in subsidies to oil and gas companies. This article goes deeper into the lobbying and corruption of power and money that drives subsidies to profitable (and undeserving) industries

  3. This hysterical, painful video explains how traffic engineers destroy neighborhoods. The guy who made it discusses "strong (economically and socially sustainable) cities." One of the best I've heard this year. On that note, also watch this TED talk on "Why mayors should rule the world," which explores the impact of incentives on good policy

  4. How to travel with less stress (hint: take your time)

  5. Good insights on MERS, camels, global disease control and the Middle East. Related: The "liberation" of Saudi women, some photos and thoughts on life in Riyadh, and women's view of life in the Middle East

  6. Psychology: How food shapes community values, the psychology of numbers (two is female*), and how scientists' goal of preventing a 2C rise in temperatures made action harder

* ...which provides a great way to remember Type I vs Type II errors (II is false negative, as in you're not pregnant)

H/T to CD

1 comment:

Naor Deleanu said...

hmm, not that I agree with low fuel taxes, but I don't know if I am comfortable with calling the lack of tax the same thing as a direct subsidy. Also, are the US and Canada really worse than Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, etc?

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