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Author Archives: Scott Alexander

Open Thread 66.5

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Predictions For 2017

At the beginning of every year, I make predictions. At the end of every year, I score them. So here are a hundred more for 2017. WORLD EVENTS 1. US will not get involved in any new major war with … Continue reading

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Open Thread 66.25

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Trump And The Batman Effect

Today on Trump Twitter: "@DanScavino: Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in Michigan due to Trump policies"https://t.co/137nUo03Gl — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017 Here’s my concern. When US companies do something that sounds good in the next few … Continue reading

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OT66: Thread Lang Syne (+ Irvine Meetup)

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. Happy new year! And thanks to everyone who read, contributed to, and supported this … Continue reading

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2016 Predictions: Calibration Results

At the beginning of every year, I make predictions. At the end of every year, I score them. Here are 2014 and 2015. And here are the predictions I made for 2016. Strikethrough’d are false. Intact are true. Italicized are … Continue reading

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Addendum To “Economists On Education”

A couple of people have challenged my essay yesterday, saying that they didn’t find the article misleading (or that it was only very slightly misleading). They argue that it pointed out that economists were overwhelmingly in favor of ride-sharing arguments … Continue reading

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Contra NYT On Economists On Education

[epistemic status: still having a hard time believing I am right about this, but have double-checked. Tell me if I’m missing something. Correction: I previously left the word “Generally” out of the title by accident. I have slightly softened a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mount Misery

[Content warning: psychiatric abuse (especially around borderline personality), rape, spoilers for Mount Misery] I. Last month I reviewed Samuel Shem’s House of God. The sequel, Mount Misery, is about his time training in psychiatry. This is obviously relevant to my … Continue reading

Open Thread 65.75

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