Author Archives: Dave

Outer Order, Inner Calm…

Is a book about by Gretchen Rubin. She was on the 10% Happier podcast recently and seemed cool. Book is about organization. I’m not big on organization but she had some pretty good hacks.

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Refuge in Grief

It’s OK to not be OK. If your life has exploded into a million little bits, you don’t need platitudes. You don’t need cheerleading. You don’t need to be told this all happened for a reason. Some things cannot be … Continue reading

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The Failures of Capitalism

OpenCulture.com: Economics 101 by Ray Dalio Dalio himself isn’t setting out to build a worker’s paradise or to make financiers like himself obsolete, but he does have some trenchant thoughts on capitalism’s failures—and they are many, in his estimation. I … Continue reading

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You can’t have freedom without safety

This showed up in my RSS feed: An LA gallery is selling “Molotov cocktails” from a vending machine. It included an image of a vending machine that sells fake molotov cocktails with a slogan on the side: Freedom not safety … Continue reading

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The campaign to put science and tech leaders in public office starts now | Ars Technica

Yes, more of this please. The two attributes I want in a politician are logic and ethics. Source: The campaign to put science and tech leaders in public office starts now | Ars Technica

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The Need for Competition

THIS!!!! Holy shit how can the Republicans who are supposedly so pro-market allow the market to be dominated by so few players?!? Because they’re not really pro-market? They’re just pro-rich assholes giving them money. Jason Furman, the chair of the … Continue reading

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Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover.

Source: Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover.

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Climbing the Horseshoe

Yep, this. Climbing the Horseshoe Assholes on the left and right ruining it for all the sensible people.

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Making Business Ethics a Cumulative Science

Such is the goal of Jonathan Haidt and Linda Trevino in a recent Nature article. “Imagine a world,” they write, in which medical researchers did experiments on rats, but never on people… Source: Making Business Ethics a Cumulative Science

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Natural “Narrative Selection” Was the Key to Success for our Species | Big Think

Natural “narrative selection” was key to turning insignificant apes (who had tools for 2 million years) into the species that now dominates the bio-sphere. Source: Natural “Narrative Selection” Was the Key to Success for our Species | Big Think 2019-04-13 … Continue reading

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