"Talks a good game about freedom when out of power, but once he’s in – bam! Everyone's enslaved in the human-flourishing mines."

Monthly Archives: December 2016

Open Thread 64.75

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever.

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Might People On The Internet Sometimes Lie?

From Reddit: Parents Of Children Who Claim To Have Had Past Lives, What Did They Tell You?. Some sample comments: When he was 6 years old my son described in great detail my grandmother’s house he never been to. This … Continue reading

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Open Thread 64.5

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. 80,000 Hours is offering their new book on finding a high-impact career for free to interested parties.

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Open Thread 64.25

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also, the 12/18 NYC rationalist community meetup is still looking for a location. If anyone has a big house in New York City and … Continue reading

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Links 12/16: Site Makes Right

The town of Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky is supposedly named because it’s in a county whose shape looks like a monkey’s head, and the town is around where the eyebrow would be. A man involved in a homophobic hate killing and … Continue reading

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Thin Air

The International Journal of Obesity (h/t amaranththallium) points out a correspondence between US topography and US obesity rates: It’s easy to see the Rocky Mountains on the obesity map. Not too hard to see the Appalachians either. Squint a little … Continue reading

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OT64: Openn Thread

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread. There are hidden threads every few days here. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. Thanks to Brendan Long for doing some work to make the blog appear better … Continue reading

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Highlights From The Comment Thread On School Choice

Several people including Yehoshua K and Freddie deBoer point out that “nonprofit” and “for-profit” are potentially meaningless terms in situations like these. IrishDude adds some context to the for-profit hospital scene by noting that companies are not allowed to open … Continue reading

Contra Robinson On Schooling

I. Nathan Robinson argues against school vouchers: Why Is The Decimation Of Public Schools A Bad Thing? (note that despite the inflammatory title, he’s arguing that the decimation of public schools is, indeed, a bad thing) He starts with a … Continue reading

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