Ot99 Alpine Thread by Scott Alexander – Standard SSC public open thread. Support the rationalist community center in Berkeley.
Politics and Economics:
Democracy Scales Are Still Bad And Four Panicked Suggestions by samzdat – Meditations on measuring democracy, the replication crisis and the problems of prosocial research.
Identity And Reality by Waking Up with Sam Harris – “Sam Harris speaks with Ezra Klein, Editor-at-Large for Vox Media, about racism, identity politics, intellectual honesty, and the controversy over his podcast with Charles Murray (Waking Up #73).”
Vincent Rajkuma by EconTalk – “The high price of cancer drugs–drugs that can cost an American with cancer $300,000 per year and require multiple years of treatment. Rajkumar explains how little a role market forces play in setting prices and what might be done to improve the situation.”