DEBATE, PHILOSOPHY, EDUCATION

Holier than thou

Cameron Harwick on quillette.com: “There are real and troubling aspects of moral posturing, but ‘virtue signaling’ is a misnomer. Instead, by exploring how the process of internalizing genuine virtue can go wrong, I’d like to suggest the alternative term ‘piety contest,’ which, in addition to being a better description of the problem, also suggests ways to combat it.”


NATURE, CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT

Polarizing image

Tristin Hopper on nationalpost.com: “Dubbed the ‘Face of Climate Change,’ a starving polar bear photographed in Canada’s Arctic might have nothing to do with climate change”


SCIENCE, EDUCATION

Heroic

Jenny Anderson on qz.com: “In a recent study, kids in costume spent more time on their ‘work’ and less on the iPad.”


LANGUAGE, POLITICS

Capital issues

Freisinnige Zeitung on medium.com: “Jacob Levy keeps track of this with his “random capitalization watch.” I think he and others have also wondered whether Donald Trump is under the spell of German spelling.”


POLITICS, SOCIETY, KNOWLEDGE

Swiss about it

Alex Tabarrok on marginalrevolution.com: “More than any other country, Switzerland’s ethos is centered around preparing for civilizational collapse.”


KNOWLEDGE, CULTURE

Chinese Perspective

Puzhong Yao on americanaffairsjournal.org: “In Communist China, I was taught that hard work would bring success. In the land of the American dream, I learned that success comes through good luck, the right slogans, and monitoring your own—and others’—emotions.”


TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION, SCIENCE

Each Digit

Kyree Leary and Brad Bergan on futurism.com: ”Jason Barnes lost his right arm in 2012, and consequently his ability to play the drums and piano. In 2014, Georgia Tech created a prosthetic arm that enabled him to play the drums. Now, in 2017, it’s given him the means to play the piano again.”


CRYPTO, ECONOMICS

Bitcoin Arbitrage

Matt Levine on bloomberg.com: “I think you can imagine two rough sorts of explanation for the gap: efficient markets, and inefficient markets. ”

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