Interesting stuff

    1. The art of people-smuggling (out of Venezuela)
    2. A fascinating (realistic) perspective on how primitive humans were far more likely to be experimenting with social structures than falling into rigid power hierarchies based on agricultural surplus.
    3. How to make meetings less terrible
    4. Why are Republicans increasingly willing to “throw America under the bus”? Their aging white male supporters doubt they’ll ever be able to fairly win an election. #timeforchange
    5. Religious orders in Germany are disappearing because so few people want to dedicate their entire lives to God
    6. China’s leaders try to quantify everything, and that’s too much.
    7. Why can’t we agree on what’s true any more?
    8. Why is there less money spent on US politics than almonds? Free riders creating collective action problems.
    9. “Hydrogen” means “creates water” because burning hydrogen leaves water behind. #mindblown.
    10. Need to write an abstract for a paper but don’t have time for individual words? Use Big Data/AI/Machine learning!

Author: David Zetland

I'm a political-economist from California who now lives in Amsterdam.

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