In Praise Of Fake Frameworks by Valentine (lesswrong) – “I use a lot of fake frameworks — that is, ways of seeing the world that are probably or obviously wrong in some important way. I think this is an important skill. There are obvious pitfalls, but I think the advantages are more than worth it. In fact, I think the “pitfalls” can even sometimes be epistemically useful.”
Becoming Stronger Together by b4yes (lesswrong) – “About a year ago, a secret rationalist group was founded. This is a report of what the group did during that year.”
Politics and Economics:
Radical Book Club The Decentralized Left by davidzhines (Status 451) – The nature of leftwing organizing and what righties can learn from it. An exposition of multiple books on radical left organization building. Major themes are “doing the work” and “decentralized leadership”.
On The Seattle Minimum Wage Study Part 2 by Zvi Moshowitz – Several relevant links are included. Seattle’s economic boom and worker composition changes are important factors. Zvi dives deep into the numbers and tries to resolve an apparent contradiction.
Interacting With A Long Running Child Process In Python by Eli Bendersky – Using the subprocess module to run an http server. Solutions and analysis of common use cases. Lots of code.
Eddie Izzard by The Ezra Klein Show – 27 marathons in 27 days, process for writing jokes, why he wants to run for parliament, inspiration from Al Franken’s, borrowing confidence from his future self. What he learned as a street performer, routines are based on history and anthropology, World War I, ‘cake or death?’. His gender identity, and how he integrated it into his act early on, etc.