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Politics and Economics:

Masculine Virtues by Jacob Falkovich – The Gillette ad, toxic masculinity, lessons from sports and the war on hierarchies. ‘The traditionally masculine traits are those required to climb hierarchies of competence: competitiveness, physical and emotional resilience, adventurous risk-taking, perseverance, the drive to achieve and overcome. Like all traits, they become vices when pushed too far. The most competitive basketball player of all time was a notorious jerk. People “kill themselves” in demanding careers or literally kill themselves running triathlons while ignoring signs of pain and danger. Entrepreneurs bet big on themselves and lose, or sacrifice what they can’t afford to in order to win. But ascending hierarchies of competence is vital even for the 99% of us who will not become elite athletes, CEOs, or superstars.’

Podcast:

Revolt Of The Public by 80,000 Hours – The CIA analyst who foresaw Trump in 2013 and his theory of why politics is changing: Trust is societies institutions has been destroyed by an avalanche of criticism from critics and the public can also use technology to coordinate spontaneously and express its anger.

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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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