Interesting Things 19/02/2018

A miscellany of links I found interesting recently:

(This will be the last of these posts – they are getting too unwieldy. Maybe in future I’ll just tweet the links each day as I find them, or something.)

[Edit: I’ve changed my mind about this being the last of these. There will be more – starting next Monday.]

The big losers at the Olympics are the host nations: https://capx.co/the-big-losers-at-the-olympics-are-the-host-nations/

Mrs Blackbird and Her Brood: https://bookcoverartist.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/mrs-blackbird-and-her-brood/

How capitalism tamed medieval Europe: https://capx.co/how-capitalism-tamed-medieval-europe/

Censorious Millennials Are the New Victorians: http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-censorious-age/

Oxfam – And the Rest: http://www.cityunslicker.co.uk/2018/02/oxfam-and-rest.html

Why are Older Hollywood Actors Paired with Such Young Women?: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sex-murder-and-the-meaning-life/201802/why-are-older-hollywood-actors-paired-such-young-women

The Diversity Ideology: http://quillette.com/2018/02/12/the-diversity-ideology/

The Heresy of Criticising the NHS: http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-heresy-of-criticising-the-nhs/21124

Here Comes Peter Outrage-tail!: http://www.advicegoddess.com/archives/2018/02/12/here_comes_pete.html

Sex and STEM: Stubborn Facts and Stubborn Ideologies: http://quillette.com/2018/02/15/sex-stem-stubborn-facts-stubborn-ideologies/

Oxfam – The Real Reasons for Worrying: https://telgroup.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/oxfam-the-real-reasons-for-worrying/

Paging Doctor Marx? – Law & Liberty: http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/01/22/paging-doctor-marx/

To Introduce Oliver Kamm to The Concept Of Markets: https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/to-introduce-oliver-kamm-to-the-concept-of-markets

NHS Defenders Value Ideology Over Healthcare Outcomes, But Voters Increasingly Disagree: https://semipartisansam.com/2018/02/14/nhs-defenders-value-ideology-over-healthcare-outcomes-but-voters-increasingly-disagree/

Chrome now blocks dodgy ads by default. Which is great for Google: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-chrome-ad-blocker-filter-how-works-coalition-ads

The Peterson Principle: Intellectual Complexity and Journalistic Incompetence: http://quillette.com/2018/02/15/the-peterson-principle-intellectual-complexity-and-journalistic-incompetence/

Not all gender pay gaps are worth worrying about: https://capx.co/if-choice-is-the-cause-of-the-gender-pay-gap-is-it-worth-worrying-about/

John McDonnell probably brings devilled eggs to dinner parties: http://www.cityam.com/280619/john-mcdonnell-probably-brings-devilled-eggs-dinner-parties

Why ‘Moving with the Times’ Is Overrated: http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/why-moving-with-the-times-is-overrated/21122

An Open Letter To Working-Class Women: https://shameshameshameshame.com/2018/02/17/an-open-letter-to-working-class-women/

Former prof recounts her ‘escape’ from political correctness:  https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10530

Shaming Corbyn doesn’t work. Stopping funding his supporters might: http://www.desertsun.co.uk/blog/?p=6676

In Defence of Mediocrity: http://takimag.com/article/in_defense_of_mediocrity_theodore_dalrymple

Baby Boomer Myths – old people are horrid and have stolen our future: http://theviewfromcullingworth.blogspot.com/2018/02/baby-boomer-myths-old-people-are-horrid.html

The Cultural Diversity Case for Free Speech: http://quillette.com/2018/02/16/cultural-diversity-case-free-speech/

Is There Any Evidence that Trigger Warnings Work?: http://quillette.com/2018/02/16/evidence-trigger-warnings-work/

DfID must be scrapped to stop charity fat cats getting another penny: https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/dfid-must-scrapped-stop-charity-fat-cats-getting-another-penny/

Corbyn may not have been a spy, but he always opposed the West: https://capx.co/corbyn-may-not-have-been-a-spy-but-he-always-opposed-the-west/

Material Technologies: http://www.desertsun.co.uk/blog/?p=6665

Unregulated, Unaccountable Corporate Megacharities Like Oxfam Are Not Fit For Purpose: https://semipartisansam.com/2018/02/17/oxfam-and-britains-other-unregulated-unaccountable-corporate-megacharities-are-not-fit-for-purpose/

Shale is the real energy revolution:  http://www.mattridley.co.ukhttp://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/shales-impact/

Regulators tend not to think about consumers: https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/regulators-tend-not-to-think-about-consumers

Are the giant overseas charities another Hollywood?: http://www.desertsun.co.uk/blog/?p=6682

Fundamentalists vs The New York Times: http://quillette.com/2018/02/17/fundamentalists-vs-new-york-times/

Thinking Critically About Social Justice: http://quillette.com/2018/02/17/thinking-critically-social-justice/

Is Charles Bukowski a Self-Help Guru? Hear Five of His Brutally Honest, Yet Oddly Inspiring, Poems and Decide for Yourself: http://www.openculture.com/2018/02/is-charles-bukowski-a-self-help-guru.html

Corbyn’s too dim to be a masterspy – but that doesn’t let him off the hook: https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/corbyns-dim-masterspy-doesnt-let-off-hook/

Being Gratuitously Offensive – Does it Win Arguments?: https://telgroup.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/being-gratuitously-offensive-does-it-win-arguments/

Not only is business good for society but so are bosses: http://theviewfromcullingworth.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/not-only-is-business-good-for-society.html

 

 

 

 

 

Published by David Hadley

A Bloke. Occasionally points at ducks.

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