- Over-stuffed schedules are undermining our friendships and well-being.
- America’s math curriculum needs to be fixed.
- Fast casual restaurants in the U.S. have adopted tablets on their tables “to increase
customer satisfactionprofits,” but they’re a trainwreck for servers.
- “Ultimately, capitalism is going to lose its customers. There won’t be anybody to buy the product because everybody is going to be so poor.“
- “Small government” types in Texas built a low tax “city” that few people want to live in (and fewer should drive by).
- This report (pdf, in Dutch) explores the time savings from optimizing train travel in Europe, indicating that trains can displace many plane trips on speed alone.
- Some very interesting insights into the (dehumanized) algorithms that maximize profits for Capital One (credit cards) at the expense of poor peoples’ bad judgement.
- Some useful insights into the “unicorn massacre” (Uber, et al.)
- Science can be good with exact theories, but not when it comes to humans
- The Agricultural Revolution was good for collecting taxes, not citizens.
H/T to EH