Interesting Things 21/08/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links:

Chatbot http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-08-19

Is Political Correctness Killing Entertainment? https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/political-correctness-killing-entertainment

Quote of the day…on the sugar tax http://theviewfromcullingworth.blogspot.com/2018/08/quote-of-dayon-sugar-tax.html

Samizdata quote of the day https://www.samizdata.net/2018/08/samizdata-quote-of-the-day-1098/

Norms of Good Governance: Where Do They Come From? https://quillette.com/2018/08/17/norms-of-good-governance-where-do-they-come-from/

The New McCarthyism: Blacklisting in Academia https://quillette.com/2018/08/17/the-new-mccarthyism-blacklisting-in-academia/

The NHS as an elegant exposition of the failure of government https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/the-nhs-as-an-elegant-exposition-of-the-failure-of-government?format=amp

Antisemitism. This is Britain we’re supposed to be better than this. http://theviewfromcullingworth.blogspot.com/2018/08/antisemitism-this-is-britain-were.html

Mary Celeste: What Actually happened Aboard the Notorious Ghost Ship https://allthatsinteresting.com/mary-celeste

Jamie Oliver’s Cultural Appropriation of Jerk Rice http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/culture/jamie-olivers-cultural-appropriation-of-jerk-rice/

For thousands of years men just had to accept failure, and get on with life http://hectordrummond.com/2018/08/20/for-thousands-of-years-men-just-had-to-accept-failure-and-get-on-with-life/

Is it likely that alternative medicine works? The importance of prior probability https://thelogicofscience.com/2018/08/20/is-it-likely-that-alternative-medicine-works-the-importance-of-prior-probability/

Sorry Plod, you’re on your own http://www.desertsun.co.uk/blog/8050/

Women don’t have penises http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/women-dont-have-penises/21722

A Tad Stalinist – John McDonnell Insists Ex-Lehman Staff Can’t Have an Anniversary Party http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/finance/a-tad-stalinist-john-mcdonnell-insists-ex-lehman-staff-cant-have-an-anniversary-party/

Quite what anyone thinks we do in a market….. https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/quite-what-anyone-thinks-we-do-in-a-market?format=amp

Do You Have Free Will? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/finding-purpose/201808/do-you-have-free-willhttps://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/finding-purpose/201808/do-you-have-free-will

My Unpopular Opinion: There Are Too Many Mediocre Artists https://quillette.com/2018/08/21/my-unpopular-opinion-theres-too-many-mediocre-artists/

It’s Called Acting for a Reason http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/its-called-acting-for-a-reason/21723

Equality’s for the chosen few here on Animal Farm https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/equalitys-for-the-chosen-few-here-on-animal-farm/

The Effects Of Social Media On Children’s Literacy http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/economy/the-effects-of-social-media-on-childrens-literacy/

If Universities Aren’t Producing The Workers Business Wants Then There’s No Economic Argument For Universities http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/education/if-universities-arent-producing-the-workers-business-wants-then-theres-no-economic-argument-for-universities/

Virtue-signalling is not unique to the left https://iea.org.uk/virtue-signaling-is-not-unique-to-the-left/

 

Published by David Hadley

A Bloke. Occasionally points at ducks.

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