Rational Feed


Advertising by SlateStarScratchpad – Nostalgebraist muses about advertising. Scott briefly explains how advertising works on SSC.


A Flaw In The Way Smart People Think About Robots And Job Loss by Tom Bartleby – Considering jobs one at a time causes smart people to think no one will lose their job from automation. However small incremental advances reduce the number of needed workers. A history of secretaries. Personal experience of saving time via programming.

A Village Is Better Than Group House by Particular Virtue – More private space. Non-shared legal ownership. More people means much more social space and stability.

Politics and Economics:

Theory Vs Data In Statistics by Noah Smith – Theory heavy vs minimal theory models in Economics. Machine learning as the extreme of a “no model required” paradigm.

Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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