Opentos Thread by Scott Alexander – Public Open thread. Comments of the week: ‘scchm presents an apparently original theory that buspirone works on D4 receptors (but see the whole thread, including my comments). And Murphy gives some pointers for determining when to believe claims of large effects from single genes.’
Simple Rules Of Law by Zvi Moshowitz – Robin Hanson gave a list of twelve situations where people seem to prefer discretion over simple rules. Zvi discusses each situation in some depth.
Links 27 by Artir – Link post. Sampler: AI progress in China, expect delays in self driving cars, people don’t care about privacy, a history of financial regulation, Etherium’s actual uses.
Naked Mole Rats: A Case Study In Biological Weirdness by Eukaryote – Nine very weird facts about naked mole rats.
Land Use Regulations by The Ezra Klein Show – ‘In this special crossover episode, Brookings Institution’s Jenny Schuetz joins The Weeds’ Matt Yglesias to discuss subsidies, zoning reform, and much more.’
What Does The Mueller Report Really Say by Waking Up with Sam Harris – ‘Sam Harris speaks with Benjamin Wittes about both volumes of the Mueller Report.’