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Quote of the Day

This past weekend, I read a couple of YA novels that took the standard fairy-tale premise of “the prince saves the princess and they lived happily ever after” and turn it around into “the princess saves the princess (and whether … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Hey, it’s been a really long time since I posted a quote of the day. So here’s one for you all: A society in which smart, hard-working young people with generic ambitions tend to become hedge fund and private equity … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

(A teacher in a sorcery school is giving an impromptu lecture:) “Each of you may live a long time; each of you is of significant strength. You could do good, if you could judge all the consequences of what you … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: One of many things wrong with the Internet industry

This has been making the rounds of, yes, social media — at least among the lefty circles I move in — and will appear soon in the paper New York Review of Books: [MIT psychologist Sherry] Turkle argues against using … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Rufus Hound on Impostor Syndrome (sort of)

I always imagined that I would eventually do one thing, and then go, “Oh, that’s what I do!” But it’s just never happened: (a) because it’s always exciting when you get offered the chance to do something new, and then … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Fred Vultee on the usual suspects

Wayne State journalism prof. Fred Vultee is always good for a line when it comes to the depraved weasels at Fox News: Outrage appears to have a lot more to do with who you are than with the scale of … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Elena Glassman on learning

It’s been way too long since I posted a quote of the day, so here’s one: It can be tough to find resources at the right level of depth — not too simple, not too detailed. For folks with math anxiety, the … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: fighting words from Zoe Nathan

I have never had a piece of sous vide meat that is better than a properly grilled steak or a properly braised brisket. Sue me, shoot me, burn me at the stake, but that is what I believe. — Zoe … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Dan Davies on “microfoundations of macroeconomics”

In the “Bull Market” collection on Medium, Dan Davies writes: The actual investment decision is carried out by a corporate manager. He wants to maximise his own income, so he is going to do what he thinks will generate a … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Tal Yarkoni on peer review

In a footnote to a recent blog post, Tal Yarkoni writes: On a tangential note, this is why traditional pre-publication peer review isn’t very effective, and is in dire need of replacement. Meta-analytic estimates put the inter-reviewer reliability across fields … Continue reading

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