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Charles Clymer on Twitter: "U.S. Men got $9 million for getting to the Round of 16. U.S. Women will get $2 million for WINNING the World Cup. #USAvsJPN #WorldCupFinal"
U.S. Men got $9 million for getting to the Round of 16. U.S. Women will get $2 million for WINNING the World Cup. #USAvsJPN #WorldCupFinal
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10 hours ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
This is some incredible reporting
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
Jim Boeheim Ejected After Controversial Charge Call vs Duke - YouTube
Wore a Duke shirt today and didn't think anything of it until *every single person* in the Chipotle assembly line faux-angrily told me I was wearing a bad shirt. Reminded me of this wonderful moment in history.
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10 days ago by andrewheiss
www.brookings.edu
Why Doesn’t the United States Have a European-Style Welfare State? Basically slavery. To finish reading later: http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Projects/BPEA/Fall%202001/2001b_bpea_alesina.PDF "Racial discord plays a critical role in determining beliefs about the poor. Since racial minorities are highly overrepresented among the poorest Americans, any income-based redistribution measures will redistribute disproportionately to these minorities. Opponents of redistribution in the United States have regularly used race-based rhetoric to resist left-wing policies. Across countries, racial fragmentation is a powerful predictor of redistribution. Within the United States, race is the single most important predictor of support for welfare. America’s troubled race relations are clearly a major reason for the absence of an American welfare state."
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
More side effects of the #WWC artificial turf: rubber pellets
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
Preference falsification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
People will surely study this crazy shift in attitudes towards the confederate flag. It's possibly a good example of preference falsification and subsequent shift in equilibrium. That is, everyone secretly hated the flag but nobody wanted to formally speak out against it until some tipping point happened, causing a sudden cascade of everyone publicly changing their minds.
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12 days ago by andrewheiss
Every state flag is wrong, and here is why - The Washington Post
“Can we just use the Alabama flag?” Florida asked. “No.” “How about if we put our seal on it?” “Yeah. I guess, but –“ “Great.”
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12 days ago by andrewheiss
Climate Change, The Pope, and a Call to Zion – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
“If we genuinely care about the family there is nothing on the world stage as damaging as poverty and war—two plagues growing more and more common as the ecological basis of our economies—agriculture and other ways of life are disrupted. The Pope provides a nice framework for discussing this. The entire encyclical is a call to Zion. There is no other way to describe it.”
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14 days ago by andrewheiss
Charleston Shooting: We Need to Talk About This
“There is a timidity that the country can no longer afford.This was not an unthinkable act. A man may have had a rat's nest for a mind, but it was well thought out. It was a cool, considered crime, as well planned as any bank robbery or any computer fraud. If people do not want to speak of it, or think about it, it's because they do not want to follow the story where it inevitably leads. It's because they do not want to follow this crime all the way back to the mother of all American crimes, the one that Denmark Vesey gave his life to avenge. What happened on Wednesday night was a lot of things. A massacre was only one of them.”
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17 days ago by andrewheiss
Mormon Leader Encourages Dialogue, Deeper Understanding Among Global Faiths
“He also said peace, security and harmony can come simply by seeking to know more about each other. “I call upon all of us to continue to learn of each other, to understand each other’s doctrines and beliefs, to discover the depths and meaning of our various religions persuasions,” Elder Klebingat said. “True knowledge based on accurate information can help dispel fear.””
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22 days ago by andrewheiss
All Possible Humanities Dissertations Considered as Single Tweets - The New Yorker
Mine: Analytical tools developed for, and strongly associated with, a well-defined set of things in fact apply to a much larger set of things.
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24 days ago by andrewheiss
Code | Bloomberg
Whoa. This is magisterial.
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24 days ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: The Martian
"You know the scene in Apollo 13 where the guy says 'We have to figure out how to connect *this* thing to *this* thing using *this* table full of parts or the astronauts will all die?' *The Martian* is for people who wish the whole movie had just been more of that scene."
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25 days ago by andrewheiss
Another Tottering Step Toward a New Era of Data-Making | Dart-Throwing Chimp
Awesome post on the future of crowdsourced social science data collection, given this fantastic new APSR piece: http://www.kenbenoit.net/pdfs/Crowd_sourced_data_coding_APSR.pdf
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26 days ago by andrewheiss
The 8 Best ‘This American Life’ Episodes Of All Time | ClickHole
Perfect. “3. “Square One”—Stories about starting over. Nancy Updike talks about buying an identical replacement dog, David Sedaris recalls his experiences repeating first grade a dozen times, and in the third act, Jake Halpern blasts into space to see if, when you travel far enough, the universe wraps around on itself. His conclusion? It does.”
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27 days ago by andrewheiss
Case #3 Belt Buckle — Mystery Show — Gimlet Media
This is the most delightful 45 minutes of radio ever produced.
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27 days ago by andrewheiss
LaCour Probably Fabricated an Integrity Document -- Science of Us
LaCourGate continues. He likely tried to fake a retroactive experiment preregistration.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
mobile.nytimes.com
"Still, the benefits to academics of generating media attention may be subtly skewing their research."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
xkcd: The BDLPSWDKS Effect
How I sometimes feel about my work…
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Iranians Denied U.S. Visas Hit by Political Crossfire - Bloomberg Business
Horrible story (with BYU connections) "A promising future in academia and business beckoned Majid Abbasi. His research on how welding affects the properties of steel earned him a doctorate from Brigham Young University and a job offer from the University of Alabama. He was also seeking to patent and commercialize a technique he’d invented to improve cleaning of contact lenses. Then he made a fateful move that shattered those prospects: he visited his parents. Since Abbasi went home to Iran on vacation in December, the U.S. government has barred him from returning. The State Department twice denied him visas, saying it had reason to believe he would engage in espionage, sabotage or prohibited export of sensitive information. Alabama withdrew its offer. Because of U.S. sanctions on trade with Iran, the startup that licensed his contact lens concept can’t pay him."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
How a Grad Student Uncovered a Huge Fraud -- Science of Us
Fantastic post-mortem on the LaCour debacle (He *still* hasn’t released his official statement, even though today is technically his self-imposed deadline…)
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Why John Nash Matters | FiveThirtyEight
Another great is gone. Ostrom, Coase, now Nash.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Kansas's shocking new law will take poor people’s money and give it to big banks - Vox
"What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor?" (Isaiah 3:15) "…that they may get gain and grind upon the face of the poor." (2 Nephi 26:20)
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Fake Science, Real Consequences
Kieran Healy on the retracted fraudulent study covered by This American Life. “But social science can have real consequences for people’s lives—even if in this case I hope it does not. At this point the polls look pretty good for the Yes side. But it would be bitter indeed if a referendum campaign on an issue like this were to founder, or even become a close-run thing, because its organizers tried in good faith to rely on the work of a fraud.”
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The Plot Against Trains - The New Yorker
So good. "Ride a fast train to Washington today and you’ll start thinking about national health insurance tomorrow."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Ooh. Fantastic visualization showing the professional genealogies of the all the 2016 campaign staff
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death - BBC News
Gah. Sentenced to death not for any legitimate crime he did while president, but for breaking out of prison during the 2011 uprising. Meanwhile, Mubarak walks free after three years in prison and a small fine. This is all so stupid.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The Definition Of Hell For Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type | Thought Catalog
"You are eternally damned to working for a morally corrupt company that aims to exploit the weak and generally degrade conditions for all of society."
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Religion in America: Who Needs a Church? | Times & Seasons
Good summary of the latest Pew survey on religion and its implications for Mormons “It’s nice that the LDS Church is not suffering overall declines to the extent of some other denominations, but it is clear we are well into an era of declining religiosity. Once upon a time Americans, even young Americans, asked “Which is the true church?” Now they seem to be asking, “Who needs a church?””
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
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