March 31, 2014

Why we fight about Colbert and Lena Dunham: Twitter politics are all we have left.

March 30, 2014

Snickers Mocks the Idea that Men Can Respect Women.

Triple point.

Tough as nails.

Don’t Look Now – Kitty Genovese and what really happened.

Kapital for the Twenty-First Century?

Piketty and Pop Culture.

The Fight for Wisconsin’s Soul.

What would light do?

March 29, 2014

A Crocodile Hunt, Redefined, in Southeastern Cuba.

The Peltzman Effect in Children.

Gunshot victims to be suspended between life and death.

March 28, 2014

Why almost everything you’ve been told about unhealthy foods is wrong.

March 27, 2014

Caring too much. That’s the curse of the working classes.

It Saves Millions To Simply Give Homeless People A Place To Live.

A grand unified theory of behavioral economics?

If we, Western Civilization, had started out with electric cars, and a century later someone came along with the idea of exploding little dollops of gasoline mixed with air to propel them, that person would be thought insane.

Homeopathy product recalled over fears it may contain actual medicine.

12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted.

March 25, 2014

Emily Nussbaum: Breaking Code on “The Americans” and “Silicon Valley.”

Hobby Lobby and contraception: How conservative evangelicals went from not caring about abortion and birth control to being obsessed with them.

Rush Limbaugh: We already have museums for women — “they are called malls.”

College-educated professionals could doom progressive politics.

The problem with false feminism — Disney and DreamWorks.

The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on Charity.

Why your previous developer was terrible.

March 24, 2014

Silicon’s Valley’s Brutal Ageism.

Robert Samuelson’s Arithmetic Challenged Economics.

Labor Markets Don’t Clear: Let’s Stop Pretending They Do.

The thorium solution to climate change.

The climate change deniers have won.

March 23, 2014

The GitHub Debacle and Why Holacracy is Bullshit.


▶ Goshawk Flies Through Tiny Spaces in Slo-Mo.

To Whom is George Zimmerman a Hero? And Why?

Adjunctivitis. You get what you pay for.

March 22, 2014

Neoliberalism as Social Necrophilia: The Case of Greece.

Absolute Zero is 0K.

Magic for dogs.

You can always count on the kindest and most hardworking souls to populate the underclass.

March 21, 2014

The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will “Significantly” Restrict Online Freedoms.

The financial system as a whole functions as a hostile AI. That is the best sentence I’ve read in weeks.

Study: Attractive men fare best in gaining venture capital.

How Animals See the World.

How to suppress women’s coding.

This American Bro: A Portrait of the Worst Guy Ever.

Former Dept. Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Says Critics of MMT are “Reaching.”

It’s going to be hard to solve climate without solving middle-class economics first.

Most Debt Collector Complaints Made By Consumers Being Hounded For Money They Don’t Owe.

US pledges to loosen grip on net, but really it’s a move to allow private interests to gain control.

March 20, 2014

Happy Proposal Day: Here’s why stunt marriage proposals are so annoying.

College isn’t for everyone. Let’s stop pretending it is.

March 19, 2014

Tesla versus the Rent Seekers.

Locking Up the Banksters: It’s Not Hard.

There is no meritocracy: It’s just the 1 percent, and the game is rigged.

Competition May Not Be the Driving Force of Species Diversity After All.

‘Waves’ detected on Titan moon’s lakes.

What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned.

March 18, 2014


Society is growing ever more skeptical of the value of solitude. The status quo treats with suspicion even the briefest of withdrawals into inactivity and apparent purposelessness.

March 17, 2014

Columbia University Fired Two Eminent Public Intellectuals. Here’s Why It Matters.

New! in Pointlessly Gendered Products.

March 16, 2014

The “Paid-What-You’re-Worth” Myth.

Why the Fed Hates Inflation: 1.2 Trillion Dollars of Why.

Global Capitalism Has Written Off The Human Race.

Sexist culture and harassment drives GitHub’s first female developer to quit.

March 15, 2014

Greek Dark Ages.

Obama: Health insurance isn’t expensive – just cancel cable and phones.

Bill Gates: Bots Are Taking Away Jobs.

March 14, 2014

Elegy for a Country’s Seasons by Zadie Smith.

March 13, 2014

ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Your access to health insurance is still random, depending on what state you live in.

Everyone Wins With Copyright Takedown Notices — Except the Public.

Is the separation of eroticism and feminism a problem?

On being geeky, disabled, and also kinda smokin.’

Powerlines disturb animal habitats by appearing as disturbing flashes of UV light invisible to the human eye.

Spain, a developed market democracy, gets 10 to 20 times as much infrastructure for its money as America does, and it is of much higher quality to boot. Why is this?

Bitcoin is Not a Currency.

5 Myths We’re Likely To Hear At Tomorrow’s DMCA Hearing.

March 12, 2014

Europe’s hot new export is deflation. Deflation is so, so much more dangerous than inflation.

The Sociopathic 1 Percent: The Driving Force at the Heart of the Tea Party.

March 11, 2014

Keeping the Poor Poor.

Psychiatry Now Admits It’s Been Wrong in Big Ways – But Can It Change?

New Mexicans get 90 percent of their drinking water from groundwater. Yet the governor of this drought-plagued Southwestern state has given the copper industry carte blanche to pollute what is left of that essential resource.

My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor.

March 10, 2014

Which Side Is Your Pension On?

The Geographical Dispersion of U.S. Inflation.

March 9, 2014

The Fat Drug.

The Collaborative Consumption Trap.

The Unique Merger That Made You (and Ewe, and Yew).

March 8, 2014

The US is fighting against public healthcare around the world.

The Great Male Reset.

The Importance of The Unlikable Heroine. Glad someone recognized that Katniss is actually pretty unlikable.

5 Big Problems With Compassion-Baiting.

Mary Beard · The Public Voice of Women.

Debt is an idea.

Rage against the monopolized machine: you should use products how you want.

Grand Juries Explained.

March 7, 2014

Steve Martin of Virginia on abortion: State senator calls pregnant women “hosts.”

If He’s Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It’s Not Because He’s Drunk.