Eugene Wei

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The Fallout From Sportswriting's Filthiest Fuck-Up

The article hangs on a wall in my office. I am actually staring at it as I write this—it is taped, slightly crooked, to the white paint above my …

Tulane Green Wave

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf<p>Last summer, researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate …

John Maynard Keynes

Token liquidity

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about how Crypto-Tokens are a magical solution to startup and VC liquidity problems.<p>I half-blame Balaji Srinivasan for …

Bitcoin

The e-mail Larry Page should have written to James Damore

Created on: 15 August 2017 at 15:15 (Delivered after 1 seconds)<br>From: Larry Page <*********@google.com><br>To: James Damore <***********@hotmail.com><br>cc: …

Economics

America is still hooked on the drug of white supremacy

The violence in Virginia shows that the nation is gripped by a deep malaise – and is writhing under its disastrous effects<p>Carol Anderson is the author of White Rage<p>The United States is in a tailspin. White supremacists are on the march – and have left a trail of blood and destruction in their wake. …

Racism

From a logical point of view …

I have now read that “google manifesto”. I read it more out of a desire to forestall people saying “but have you ACTUALLY READ IT?” than out of any …

Political Science

Silicon Valley’s weapon of choice against women: shoddy science

Support for the anonymous Google ‘manifesto’ on gender difference is reminiscent of the thinking behind the eugenics era<p>• Angela Saini is the author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong<p>Sexism has long been recognised as a problem in Silicon Valley. But a lengthy memo written by a Google …

Silicon Valley

Why Even the Hyperloop Probably Wouldn’t Change Your Commute Time

The hyperloop, Elon Musk has boasted, could whisk you from New York to Washington in 29 minutes. Other maglev boosters sell similar dreams: San Francisco to Los Angeles in under 30. Dallas to Houston, Portland to Seattle, Orlando to Miami in the same.<p>The half-hour trip is something of a mystical …

Cities

What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity

Pocono Pines, Pa., is a two-hour drive from New York City. After you exit the Interstate, the route into town winds past short trees and abandoned gas stations with rust-­edged signs showing gas prices from years before. The town, on the shore of Lake Naomi, once serviced the traffic to Mount Airy …

Social Issues

This Is What Happens to Your Body During the Tour de France

Despite its long history of controversy and scandal, politics and hard-nosed business, the one thing that has always been true about the annual Tour de France is that it’s one of the toughest physical tests in all of sports. This year, the peleton will travel 3,360 kilometers, or about 2,087 miles, …

Cycling

How America Lost Its Mind

The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history.<p><i>“You are entitled to your own opinion,</i><p><i>— Daniel Patrick Moynihan</i><p><b>—</b><p><i>“We risk being the first people in history to have been</i><p><i>— Daniel J. Boorstin,</i> The Image: A Guide …

Polling

The Policies of White Resentment

White resentment put Donald Trump in the White House. And there is every indication that it will keep him there, especially as he continues to transform that seething, irrational fear about an increasingly diverse America into policies that feed his supporters’ worst racial anxieties.<p>If there is …

Racism

Questions for Me About Dying

A few months back, I was invited to take part in a program for ABC television called “You Can’t Ask That.” The premise of the show is that there are taboo subjects about which it is difficult to have an open and honest conversation, death being one of them. The producer of the program explained …

Mind

A Googler's Would-Be Manifesto Reveals Tech's Rotten Core

Office culture is only part of the problem.<p>An anonymous Google software engineer’s 10-page fulmination against workplace diversity was leaked from internal company communications systems, including an internal version of Google+, the company’s social network, and another service that <i>Gizmodo</i>, which …

Diversity

All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me

Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I “tutored” entitled teenagers through the application process. …

Education

Why the lack of Indian and African faces in Dunkirk matters

The blockbuster purports to be a historical portrayal, but in fact it’s a whitewash. And these decisions help corrode societal attitudes<p>• Sunny Singh is a British-based writer. Her latest novel is Hotel Arcadia<p>What a surprise that Nigel Farage has endorsed the new fantasy-disguised-as-historical …

Christopher Nolan

Jeanne Moreau: 1928-2017

Jeanne Moreau, one of the greatest film actresses of all time, had an English mother and a French father. An avid reader who identified most with the …

Pierre Cardin

Cigarettes, damn cigarettes and statistics

We cannot rely on correlation alone. But insisting on absolute proof of causation is too exacting a standardIt is said that there is a correlation …

Statistics

Is Productivity Growth Becoming Irrelevant?

Some economists see low business investment, poor skills, outdated infrastructure, or excessive regulation holding back potential growth. Others note …

Economics

The ideology of "the market"

One curiosity of the row over top BBC pay has been the attempts of past and present BBC bosses to defend high pay by invoking “the market”. “There is …

Equality

The Economist’s Superpower

Prosperity does not depend upon “great men,” either as socialist planners or capitalist entrepreneurs. Intentionally in generally is wildly …

Foundation for Economic Education

There are two kinds of popularity and we are choosing the wrong one

Like most things in life, popularity is more complicated than it looks. Some people are popular because they are likable—their peers like them, trust them, and want to be with them. Others are popular because they somehow gain a certain status, and use that power to wield influence over others (ie, …

Psychology

Why It's a Bad Idea to Tell Students Words Are Violence

A claim increasingly heard on campus will make them more anxious and more willing to justify physical harm.<p>Of all the ideas percolating on college campuses these days, the most dangerous one might be that speech is sometimes violence. We’re not talking about verbal threats of violence, which are …

Psychology

The Metaphysics of the Hangover

<i>The Hedgehog Review</i>: Vol. 19 No. 2 (Summer 2017)<p>The Metaphysics of the Hangover<p>Mark Edmundson<p>Audio brought to you by curio.io, a <i>Hedgehog Review</i> …

Mind

Should There Be Age Limits for Federal Judges?

<b>Slate</b> <i>is running a series of monthly dialogues between two of the nation’s most esteemed jurists, Richard A. Posner and Jed S. Rakoff. These</i> …

U.S. Supreme Court

Things to Hang on Your Mental Mug Tree

A Conversation WithRory Sutherland[7.10.17]<i>I don't think there's any huge amount of intelligence required to look at the world through different</i> …

Behavior

Who'll win at Wimbledon? Just listen to the pitch of the grunts

Never mind counting aces and killer shots. If you want to predict the outcome of a tennis match, pay attention to the players' grunts.

Tennis

Of money and morals

Moneylending has been taboo for most of human history. So how did usury stop being a sin and become respectable finance?<i>By Alex Mayyasi</i>Read at Aeon

Knights Templar

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

Climate Change