Random Links

I’m considering a quasi-return to the blogosphere, mainly via posts like this.  I.e., largely devoid of content, and mainly comprising links to interesting articles I stumbled across while trawling then ‘Net. 

 

Synopsis of an interesting new book, “Heroes & Cowards”: 

http://volokh.com/posts/chain_1231548252.shtml

 

Shifting away from a credit-based economy: 

http://www.interfluidity.com/posts/1232166069.shtml

…plus some mini-posts further expanding on the above post (hoisted from the comments thread thereof): 

http://interfluidity.powerblogs.com/posts/1232166069.shtml#1726

http://interfluidity.powerblogs.com/posts/1232166069.shtml#1727

http://interfluidity.powerblogs.com/posts/1232166069.shtml#1732

http://interfluidity.powerblogs.com/posts/1232166069.shtml#1735

 

Postmodern Dating file, Infidelity edition: 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16410-high-hormone-levels-in-women-linked-to-unfaithfulness.html

 

Wondering if the economic crisis will implode Latvia’s polity: 

http://fistfulofeuros.net/afem/demographics/the-long-and-difficult-road-to-wage-cuts-as-an-alternative-to-devaluation/

 

Subprime Student loans: 

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2009/0202/060_print.html

[Slight caveat:  I see stories like this on a regular basis, and find myself wondering how representative they are of student borrowers at large.  What I’d really like to see is a study divvying up student borrowers by the starting pay (expected & actual) of their various post-college occupations, and giving the debt load for each subset.] 

 

Current recession compared with the early ’80s: 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/business/economy/21leonhardt.html

 [Maybe we’re not yet doomed.]

 

Living with high IQ: 

http://theupsidedownworld.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/how-being-gifted-means-being-different/

http://theupsidedownworld.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/who-me-gifted/

 

Criminalization of Political Differences: 

http://townhall.com/columnists/JohnHawkins/2009/01/20/endangering_american_democracy_to_go_after_bush

 [Interesting to compare with this post…written over two years prior.] 

 

More later.  Perhaps. 

 

 

 

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