Thursday, August 07, 2014

Links Aug 7, 2014

Political Economy

Notes on the Policy Implications of the New Macroeconomic Consensus
The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan—and Watched It Crumble
Why Do Our Elites Keep Behaving Like Criminals And Sociopaths? (Because we let them.)

Other

The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet
The Social Laboratory: Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious society.
The Real Problem with White Abolitionists: The antislavery project couldn’t think beyond the market — and that failure haunts progressive politics today.
Guess I’ll Go Eat Worms: Lonely people are screwed. We desperately need other people, but studies show our brains can make us unpleasant company
p-zombies are inconceivable. With notes on the idea of metaphysical possibility. (When Pigliucci isn't being an jackass towards other atheists, he can write some good philosophy.)

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