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Monday, October 28, 2013

Education: The other arms race | The Economist

Education: The other arms race | The Economist

BBC News - 10 old letter-writing tips that work for emails

BBC News - 10 old letter-writing tips that work for emails

Abenomics One Year On | Gavyn Davies

Abenomics One Year On | Gavyn Davies

xkcd: Is It Worth the Time?

xkcd: Is It Worth the Time?

Quartz: There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

http://qz.com/139453

"I'm just not a math person." We hear it all the time. And we've had enough. Because we believe that the idea of "math people" is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. Worse, you […]



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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Why ACA Software Failed

Instructive comment

From the comments (Dan Hanson on ACA)

Bowlesonomics Versus Abenomics - NYTimes.com

Why regret is essential to the good life – Carina Chocano – Aeon

Why regret is essential to the good life – Carina Chocano – Aeon

Incredible Self Portraits by 14-Year-Old Photographer | DeMilked

Incredible Self Portraits by 14-Year-Old Photographer | DeMilked

Ross Douthat: Conservative Who's Scared of a Free Market in Health Care | Beat the Press

Ross Douthat: Conservative Who's Scared of a Free Market in Health Care | Beat the Press

Eugene Fama, King of Predictable Markets - NYTimes.com

Eugene Fama, King of Predictable Markets - NYTimes.com

Sharing Nobel Honors, and Agreeing to Disagree - NYTimes.com

Time to End the 'War on Terror' (For Real) - James Fallows - The Atlantic

Time to End the 'War on Terror' (For Real) - James Fallows - The Atlantic

Cash to the poor: Pennies from heaven | The Economist

Cash to the poor: Pennies from heaven | The Economist

Here's What Happens When Wall Street Builds A Rental Empire

Here's What Happens When Wall Street Builds A Rental Empire

Alan Greenspan | Why I Didn’t See The Financial Crisis Coming | Foreign Affairs

Alan Greenspan discovers behavioral finance.

Alan Greenspan | Why I Didn’t See The Financial Crisis Coming | Foreign Affairs

Why U.S. Troops Want to Stay in Afghanistan - WSJ.com


Waist deep in the Big Muddy.

Why U.S. Troops Want to Stay in Afghanistan - WSJ.com

Lunch with the FT: Muhammad Yunus - FT.com

Lunch with the FT: Muhammad Yunus - FT.com

Saturday, October 19, 2013

U.S. Army Hones Antiterror Strategy for Africa, in Kansas - NYTimes.com

Why can they not just stay home and rest? Why must they seek new missions?

"the United States military out of Iraq and pulling out of Afghanistan, the Army is looking for new missions around the world."


U.S. Army Hones Antiterror Strategy for Africa, in Kansas - NYTimes.com:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How the GOP Slowly Went Insane - Jon Lovett - The Atlantic

How the GOP Slowly Went Insane - Jon Lovett - The Atlantic

Samantha Power Takes on the Job of a Lifetime as Ambassador to the U.N. - Magazine

Samantha Power Takes on the Job of a Lifetime as Ambassador to the U.N. - Magazine

Stop Fretting: The Debt-Ceiling Crisis Is Over! -- Daily Intelligencer

Stop Fretting: The Debt-Ceiling Crisis Is Over! -- Daily Intelligencer

The Inefficiency of the Market Isn't an Open Question : The New Yorker

The Inefficiency of the Market Isn't an Open Question : The New Yorker

Review & Outlook: The Debt Denouement - WSJ.com

When you have lost the editorial page of the WSJ...

Review & Outlook: The Debt Denouement - WSJ.com

There's No Place Like Om: Meditative Spaces—WSJ Mansion - WSJ.com

There's No Place Like Om: Meditative Spaces—WSJ Mansion - WSJ.com

Hans Riegel, Marketer of Gummi Bears, Dies at 90 - NYTimes.com

Hans Riegel, Marketer of Gummi Bears, Dies at 90 - NYTimes.com

Saturday, October 12, 2013

How do we gain insights | Seeking Wisdom

How do we gain insights | Seeking Wisdom

Revisiting “Moneyball” with Paul DePodesta - Issue 4: The Unlikely - Nautilus

DePodesta was one of those who first brought statistical analysis to baseball. As Kuhn describes in the history of scientific revolutions, this was a change in the paradigm. Everyone had been doing scouting the same way before. After DePodesta, sports scouting methods have radically changed. It is interesting, fun and profitable to be part of an industry at that fluxuation point.  

Revisiting “Moneyball” with Paul DePodesta - Issue 4: The Unlikely - Nautilus

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Scott Carpenter, Mercury Astronaut Who Orbited Earth, Dies at 88 - NYTimes.com

Scott Carpenter, Mercury Astronaut Who Orbited Earth, Dies at 88 - NYTimes.com

Malala Yousafzai Left Jon Stewart Speechless - Business Insider

A must watch video.

Malala Yousafzai Left Jon Stewart Speechless - Business Insider

Five policies for effective teaching

Getting beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence from New York City:

" five policies suggested by qualitative research—frequent teacher feedback, the use of data to guide instruction, high-dosage tutoring, increased instructional time, and high expectations— explains approximately 45 percent of the variation in school effectiveness."

How to Break Through a Career Impasse - Herminia Ibarra - Harvard Business Review

How to Break Through a Career Impasse - Herminia Ibarra - Harvard Business Review

Yo-Yo Ma and the Mind Game of Music - NYTimes.com

Yo-Yo Ma and the Mind Game of Music - NYTimes.com

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Putting Obamacare's Launch in Perspective | National Review Online

Putting Obamacare's Launch in Perspective | National Review Online

Government Shutdown - The Reign Of Morons Is Here - Esquire

Government Shutdown - The Reign Of Morons Is Here - Esquire

President Obama on *Average is Over*

President Obama on *Average is Over*

Unintentional Gerrymandering: Political Geography and Electoral Bias in Legislatures | owenzidar

Gerrymandering is inevitable and not some right wing conspiracy.

Unintentional Gerrymandering: Political Geography and Electoral Bias in Legislatures | owenzidar

The Unofficial Dividend.com Guide To Being An Investor - Dividend.com

The Unofficial Dividend.com Guide To Being An Investor - Dividend.com

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids | Rachel M. Martin

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids | Rachel M. Martin

Two Marine Corps Generals Are Forced to Retire Over Fatal Security Breach - NYTimes.com

A rare case of taking responsibility.

Two Marine Corps Generals Are Forced to Retire Over Fatal Security Breach - NYTimes.com