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“Today, too many of us view dreams the way we do stars — they emerge nightly and seem magnificent, but are far too distant to be of any relevance to our real lives.” - Rubin Naiman, cited by Susie Neilson in We’re in a ‘Dream Deprivation’ Epidemic
“[in 25 years] we are going to live in a sci-fi movie, we just don’t know which one.” - | Christine Peterson
Justin Peters | Fox & Friends’ Mission: Convincing Viewers That Someone Else Is Stupider: Justin Peters has taken on the unenviable task of writing about Fox & Friends for Slate: ‘It’s like the authoritarian Today Show.’ Here’s a gem:...Show More Summary
Paul Krugman | The G.O.P. Is No Party for Honest Men: Krugman pulls no punches, and why should he? The GOP is completely bankrupt, morally: The Trump administration and its allies are lying about every aspect of their tax plan. I’m not...Show More Summary
macrolit: Giveaway Contest: Thanks to the generosity of @harperperennial, we’re giving away all eight of the brand new, limited edition 2017-18 Harper Perennial Olive Editions! Won’t these look lovely on your shelf? :D To win these books, you must: 1) be following macrolit on Tumblr (yes, we will check. Show More Summary
“Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.” - | Voltaire
brucesterling: Fifteen and counting.
Yes, it is.
“A good rule of thumb is we shouldn’t impose a set of rules that will create moral outrage, even if that moral outrage seems stupid to economists” - | Ricard Thaler, cited by Neil Irwin in Why Surge Prices Make Us So Mad: What Springsteen, Home Depot, and a Nobel Winner Know
Sasha Polakow-Suransky | White Nationalism Is Destroying the West: In recent years, anti-immigration rhetoric and nativist policies have become the new normal in liberal democracies from Europe to the United States. Legitimate debates...Show More Summary
republicandoorknob: Keep up the pressure on Republicans in Congress. ‘The People’ can’t stand the dotard. Trump’s approval is tanking. Yay!
from Perspectives on Politics, 2014 Who governs? Who really rules? To what extent is the broad body of U.S. citizens sovereign, semisovereign, or largely powerless? These questions have animated much important work in the study of American politics. Show More Summary
20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared.: Adam Przeworski, a democratic theorist at New York University, suggested that democratic erosion in America begins with a breakdown in whatShow More Summary
“Democracies die because of deliberate decisions made by human beings.” - Nancy Bermeo, cited by Sean Illing in 20 of America’s top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They’re scared.
Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-Hyun To Step Down: More on the difficulties of finding low risk, high reward strategies in business these days, and the challenge of finding new ideas: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO...Show More Summary
The latent complexity of software systems means they will fail, and as the famous corollary to Murphy’s Law has it, they will fail at the worst possible time, with the largest possible consequences: James Somers | The Coming Software...Show More Summary
Carl Zimmer | Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say: Human skin color is not a function of something we call ‘race’. Instead, there are a large number of genes, shared by all people, whose variations lead to differences in skin color. Show More Summary
JaySimons | United States of America in 2100 This is the map of the United States of America east coast and surroundings in fictional 2100 rising sea level scenario. After global warming and rising of sea level sharply escalated, sea...Show More Summary
Map: What Britain might be making in 2100 A warmer climate is set to transform Britain from a fringe player on the global wine-making scene to a major producer by the end of the 21st Century, according to a study commissioned by retailer and merchant Laithwaite’s. Show More Summary
This is a love poem. It has no business. It happens in that anyway world Where the bodies are by now decided To get all the way up, accompanied By changes in temperature and light Welcome and unwelcome both, Lie down, get up, go prone again, Get nowhere in time. Show More Summary