- Elijah Millgram tells an interesting story about what human beings are. Apparently, we're serial hyper-specializers (duh?). This is a must read if you have even a passing interest in theories of practical rationality. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns into a very influential essay...
- Tyler Cowen makes some predictions for the American future. A bleak look and a call to arms of sorts...
- Is the United States Government effectively insolvent? Posner argues probably yes. Becker argues maybe/maybe not.
- The NY Times looks at Masdar, a sort of eco-disneyland built near Dubai with (irony anyone?) oil money. Interesting (particularly since it's the Times) that the account isn't overwhelmingly positive.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
What I'm Reading
Here are a few interesting things that I've encountered in the last few days.