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Slate Star Codex Podcast

Sep 22, 2019

Link: https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/09/18/too-much-dark-money-in-almonds/

Everyone always talks about how much money there is in politics. This is the wrong framing. The right framing is Ansolabehere et al’s: why is there so little money in politics? But Ansolabehere focuses on elections, and the mystery is wider...


Sep 21, 2019

Link: https://slatestarcodex.com/2015/06/06/against-tulip-subsidies/

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Imagine a little kingdom with a quaint custom: when a man likes a woman, he offers her a tulip; if she accepts, they are married shortly thereafter. A couple who marries sans tulip is considered to be living in sin; no other form of proposal is...


Sep 18, 2019

Link: https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/09/16/against-against-pseudoaddiction/

 

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“Pseudoaddiction” is one of the standard beats every article on the opioid crisis has to hit. Pharma companies (the story goes) invented a concept called “pseudoaddiction”, which looks exactly like addiction, except it means you...


Sep 15, 2019

Thanks to everyone who offered to host a meetup. Full list of cities, times, and places is below. If you’re reading this, you’re invited. Please don’t feel like you “won’t be welcome” just because you’re new to the blog, demographically different from the average reader, or hate SSC and everything it...