Are History’s “Greatest Philosophers” All That Great? No. Just first.
May 4, 2016
Scientists discover potentially habitable planets. When can I move in?
Workers losing Indiana factory jobs deserve to be more than political pawns. But neoliberal economists assure me NAFTA created a bazillion jobs. Invisible, non-paying jobs, but jobs!
May 3, 2016
Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton. Doesn’t want to have her own “47 percent” moment.
May 2, 2016
What Happened to Google Maps? And what the hell happened to the font on that website? It’s appalling.
The Great Democratic Party Schism. Democratic party is done — will take 8-15 years to fall apart, though.
Extremely angry with the state of academic CS research right now. Congratulations, you’ve reached end-state neoliberalism.
Stricter Rules for Voter IDs Reshape Races. Journalistic neutrality is a disservice to truth.
May 1, 2016
How the UK’s Prudish Laws from the 1950s Make Sex Work Dangerous Today. Canada, US, no different.
Off the Beat and Into a Museum: Art Helps Police Officers Learn to Look. I learned to look by sitting and staring at nature for hours.
You don’t know if that’s beef: The animals mixed into your meat might shock — and disgust — you. I’d eat dog or rat, but I’d like it labeled at least.
April 30, 2016
Dan Loeb of Third Point Foresees a Hedge Fund “Killing Field.” Original hedge funds were countercyclical investments intended to — you guessed it — hedge against risk/losses. No more.
The only people who have ever changed the world were a massive PITA. To make waves, have to rock the boat.
Meet the Doctor Behind Abortion by Drone, Mail, Boat. Gomperts is the stuff.
Who Will Debunk The Debunkers? As in etymology, many debunkings of urban legends are themselves urban legends.
Is software a neutral agent? Guess I’m different than most people; don’t want a goddamn thing auto-recommended to me, ever.
April 29, 2016
Windows 10 will no longer let you Google search from Cortana. So your malware won’t let you use the other spyware? Cool I guess.
Is the U.S. Ready for Post-Middle-Class Politics? Ready or not, it’s gonna get that anyway.
How a giant space umbrella could stop global warming. Well, here we go.
April 28, 2016
Where Did the Government Jobs Go? Long a ticket to the middle class, especially for African-Americans, they have become increasingly difficult to find. Bathtub-drowning is moving along apace.
April 27, 2016
Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite Intense Criticism. Capitalism algorithm optimizes prices for largest profit. Nothing else. Need new algorithm.