The Invention Of Moral Narrative by Scott Alexander – Good vs Evil stories are ubiquitous in the modern world but seem much rarer before ~1700. For example neither side in the Iliad is especially virtuous. Robin Hanson’s explanation is that nation state propaganda is the main cause. Scott considers various alternative causes.
January 2018 Newsletter by The MIRI Blog – Monthly Newsletter: The 2017 Fundraiser was a big success, Research Updates, General Update, News and Links.
Marriage Is Obsolete Technology by The Bayesian Conspiracy – A discussions as to whether marriage is outdated and net-harmful. Cohost Eneasz recently got divorced and strongly objects to the lack of individual autonomy inside a marriage.