1. The Mechanical Turk is increasingly mechanical in fact. 2. Participating in a climate prediction market increases concern about global warming. 3. “Growth in per pupil education spending in the United States was mostly flat until 1918, after which it increased by almost 100% in a brief six-year period.” 4. Taliban markets in everything, “Cash-strapped
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4. Taliban markets in everything, “Cash-strapped Taliban selling tickets to ruins of Buddhas it blew up.”
7. Ross on C.S. Lewis and the weirdness of our time (NYT). Good Straussian clincher at the very end.
8. Daniel Ellsberg, RIP (NYT).