Ethelthread The Unthready by Scott Alexander – Biweekly public SSC open thread. Scott recommends a comment on ‘What parts of Piketty’s book have stood the test of time?’ and a discussion of what makes a border effective.
Are Ethical Asymmetries From Property Rights by Katja Grace – Many moral asymmetries, that violate consequentialism, might have evolved as justifications for property rights. Should we discount such intuitions?
Against In Defense Of Unreliability by H i v e w i r e d – Hive argues against social unreliability and fair weather friends. In fact she argues that being able to invest in fair weather friends is a luxury only the socially and materially privileged can afford.
Arnold Kling On Morality Culture And Tribalism by EconTalk – “Drawing on a recent essay on the importance of social interactions, Kling explores the role of culture and norms and their broad impact on economic life. At the end of the conversation, Roberts discusses the implications of human sociality for the way economics is taught and the way economists think about public policy.”