Michael ShermerIf you like socialism think Scandinavia, not Venezuela.
"The Scandinavian nations have very supportive welfare states. They also have very free markets. The only reason they can afford to have generous welfare states is they also have very free markets."
David BrooksI came to realize that capitalism is really good at doing the one thing socialism is really bad at: creating a learning process to help people figure stuff out.
Last week a problematic photo of Pete Buttigieg “surfaced” on Twitter dot com. Problematic photos and videos about Mayor Pete seem to be ”surfacing” to political reporters all the time these days, framed as if they were Milkshake Cicadas randomly...
Video obtained by ProPublica shows the Border Patrol held a sick teen in a concrete cell without proper medical attention and did not discover his body until his cellmate alerted guards. The video doesn’t match the Border Patrol's account of his...
Eric UmanskyA 16-yr-old boy died in Border Patrol custody. He had the flu
They didn't take him to the hospital
They didn't release him
They didn't even seem to check on him as he was dying on the floor of his cell, contrary to the govt's account
We have the video
Ahmad Abouammo for years lived a Seattle lifestyle not unlike many of his neighbors. He owned a million dollar house and drove an Audi SUV. That life was upended when he was charged with acting as an agent of the Saudi Arabian government while...
Andy NgoTwo ex @Twitter employees have been charged for being alleged spies for a foreign government. They are accused of taking tens of thousands of dollars from Saudi Arabia as payment for the private information of users. One of the accused men has fled abroad.
A gunman who opened fire Friday in a training building at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, killing three people and injuring seven, is believed to be a Saudi Arabian national training at the base, authorities said.
Andy NgoThe mass shooting at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida is being investigated by the FBI. The gunman, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, killed three and injured eight people. He is a Saudi Arabian national.
The alternative is to tell them they’re simply going to die and turn to dust.
Michael ShermerReligious psychoanalyst recommends non-believing parents lie to their children so that they'll have morality & meaning. Alternative: be honest with children & teach them to be good for goodness sake & find meaning through family, friends, community, & work
We measure how accurately replication of experimental results can be predicted by black-box statistical models. With data from four large-scale replication projects in experimental psychology and economics, and techniques from machine learning, we...
Adam AltmejdHappy to announce that our paper, "Predicting the replicability of social science lab experiments" is published in PLOS One (journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…). We study if replications can be predicted by an algorithm. What do you think? Better or worse than experts? (answer below)
Garry KasparovBeautiful final statement by 21-year old Yegor Zhukov before he is sentenced tomorrow for posting pro-democracy videos. This is the real face of Russia, not Putin, and why I still have hope for Russia's future.