Zen Koans by Elo (BearLamp) – Connections between koans and rationalist ideas. A large number of koans are included at the end of the post. Audio of the associated meetup is included.
Sexualtaboos by AellaGirl – A graph of sexual fetishes. The axes are “taboo-ness” and “reported interest”. Taboo correlated negatively with interest (p < 0.01). Lots of fetishes are included and the sample size is pretty large.
What Is The Ein Sof The Meaning Of Perfection In by arisen (lesswrong) – “Kabbalah is based on the analogy of the soul as a cup and G-d as the light that fills the cup. Ein Sof, nothing (“Ein”) can be grasped (“Sof”-limitation).”
Avic Roy by The Ezra Klein Show – Better Care Reconciliation Act, broader health care philosophies that fracture the right. Roy’s disagreements with the CBO’s methodology. The many ways he thinks the Senate bill needs to improve. How the GOP has moved left on health care policy. Medicaid, welfare reform, and the needy who are hard to help. The American health care system subsidizes the rich, etc.
Interview Ro Khanna Regional Development by Tyler Cowen – Bloomberg Podcast. “Technology, jobs and economic lessons from his perspective as Silicon Valley’s congressman.”