HUMANITY, PROGRESS

Better

Marian L. Tupy on capx.co: “How has humankind advanced in 2017?” A lot.


SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY

Deep thought

Dan Falk on aeon.co: “Thought experiments played a crucial role in the history of science. But do they tell us anything about the real world?”


POLITICS, CHINA, DIPLOMACY

Red threat

Brahma Chellaney on project-syndicate.org: “Just as European imperial powers employed gunboat diplomacy, China is using sovereign debt to bend other states to its will. As Sri Lanka’s handover of the strategic Hambantota port shows, states caught in debt bondage to the new imperial giant risk losing both natural assets and their very sovereignty.”


MONEY, CRYPTO, ECONOMICS

Storage unit

Tyler Cowen on marginalrevolution.com: “Gold was valuable because it doesn’t rust. It doesn’t require maintenance. Bitcoins require a lot of maintenance”


FUN

Polls against humanity

Nathan Yau on flowingdata.com: “For the past few months, Cards Against Humanity polled the American public to ask important questions such as whether or not it is okay to pee in the shower.”


KNOWLEDGE

To Do list

Gabi Maylock on studentsforliberty.org: “Take a Break!


FUN, VIDEO

Hot stuff

CollegeHumor on youtube.com: “Only a clown would serve coffee heated to 190 degrees(!)”


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