Rational Feed

Scott:

The Hour I First Believed by Scott Alexander – Scott combines a number of (rather speculative) rationalist ideas into a proof god exists.

Politics and Economics:

Leftist Lessons by Bryan Caplan – Ten leftwing implications of the signaling model of education.

Misc:

The Supply Chain Game by Aceso Under Glass – Reviews of games about supply chains: Colonization, Anno, Tropico.

On The Genius Of The Bit Artists by Everything Studies – An introduction to avant-garde/abstract art. A review of a book on the history of the ‘bit artist’ movement.

Podcast:

Michael Munger on Traffic by EconTalk – “The economics of traffic and congestion taxes. It takes a while to get there (how appropriate!) but they eventually agree that a tax on congestion while reducing travel time is harmful to many drivers and may be best thought of as any tax placed on a particular good–a way to raise government revenue from the pockets of the consumers of that good.”

Are Ideas Getting Harder To Find by Rationally Speaking – “This episode features economist Michael Webb, who recently co-authored a paper titled ‘Are ideas getting harder to find?’. It demonstrates that the number of researchers it takes to produce a technological innovation has gone up dramatically over time. Michael and Julia discuss various possible explanations for why this is happening, along with several challenges to his paper.”

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Author: deluks917

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

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