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How Big Is Your Hard Drive by Brute Reason – People differ in their capacity for emotional availability. They may have a lot of preexisting commitments or issues to handle. Or they may just have a smaller ‘hard drive’. Its not that easy to increase your capacity. So you should set realistic expectations for relationships with people who do not seem to have enough space for you.


Our Updated Top Charities by The GiveWell Blog – Updated top charities for 2018. Only one change from last year.


The Coddling of the American Mind by The Ezra Klein Show – ‘Haidt sees a generation warped by overparenting and smartphones and flirting with illiberalism. He worries over a culture of “safetyism” that confuses disagreement with violence. He sees political correctness on campus as a threat not just to speakers’ incomes, but to students’ psyches. I often find myself a skeptic in this conversation. The panic over campus activism seems overblown to me. It’s suffused with bad-faith efforts to nationalize isolated examples of college kids behaving badly in order to discredit serious critiques of social injustice. But that’s why I wanted to have Haidt on the show: If anyone could convince me I’m wrong about this, it’d be him.’

Anat Admati On The Financial Crisis Of 2008 by EconTalk – ‘Anat Admati of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis of 2008, the lessons she has learned, and how it has changed her view of economics, finance, and her career.’

Author: deluks917

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

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