7 Quasi-Provocative Questions

These questions aren’t really provocative. They are actually obvious, even banal. But they can feel provocative at the right moment. And they help me and people I talk to think and act with more clarity.…

Weekly Links 2022#44

* The Only Crypto Story You Need by Matt Levine (comprehensive) * The next time Wikipedia asks for a donation, ignore it (they have more than enough and use the surplus to support dubious leftist causes that don't really have much to do with the Wikipedia mission) * Remote workers are wasting their…

Weekly Links 2022#40

* McDonald's in Lugano, Switzerland now accepts payments in crypto coins * Violet's Humanbound Tokens are a nice new approach to on/off chain identity * When Cars Kill, It’s Not an “Accident” * Richard Hanania argues that the events of the last year prove that Fukuyama was right * Super cool and versatile…

Weekly Links 2022#38

* 🎞️ Yale Historian Timothy Snyder, famed for his excellent popular history books like On Tyranny, Bloodlands, and Black Earth, and world expert on Ukraine and its history is broadcasting his fall semester course on The Making of Modern Ukraine. Super recommended++. * 🎞️ German science edutainer Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim pokes fun at homeopathy…

TGI Freestyle 2022#37

1. Lambchop - The Old Gold Shoe 2. Captain Beefheart - Electricity 3. Pere Ubu - Laughing 4. Link Wray - Rumble 5. Man or Astroman? - Destination Venus 6. Miranda Sex Garden - Open Eyes 7. The Residents - From the Plains to Mexico 8. Laika - Bedbugs 9.…

TGI Freestyle 2022#35

1. Wire - Boiling Boy (Daytrotter Session) 2. Pale Saints - Sight of You 3. Porcupine Tree - Herd Culling 4. Catherine Wheel - Broken Head 5. School of Seven Bells - Ablaze 6. Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone 7. Heart - Barracuda 8. Brian Eno - There Were…

Weekly Links 2022#35

* Some time in the next 10-15 years, the most common religion in the United States will be “none”. * Excellent Noah Smith review of the Elite Overproduction Hypothesis. * Anthony Lee Zhang on The Market for Meaning. Offering "meaning" as a side or main dish is a competitive advantage in a market…