Can Foundational Physics Be Saved by Robin Hanson – Robin is happy he left physics 34 years ago. Fundamental physics is in a quagmire because the data has dried up. Besides confirmation of the Higgs little interesting data has been found at the large hadron collider. Without data to test their theories physicists have turned to aesthetic considerations about which theories are ‘natural’.
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Defense Of Finance by Jacob Falkovich – Jacob works professionally in financial regulatory compliance and argues: ‘The finance industry creates real value, financial regulation works, bailouts may be necessary, your ‘easy fix’ to the banking system will break everything forever.’