Links 4/14/14

Links for you. Science:

New evidence, same conclusion: Tamiflu only modestly useful for influenza
What the Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharma (interestingly, this describes the results somewhat differently than the previous link)
The field ecology of a gut microbe inside bullet ants
What do you think is the biggest recent conceptual advance in ecology?

Other:

Uber’s Algorithmic Monopoly: “We are not setting the price. The market is setting the price. We have algorithms to determine what that market is.” (excellent)
Only the ignorant live in fear of hyperinflation: Failure to understand the monetary system has made it more difficult for central banks to act (must-read; Martin Wolf gets really cranky)
How I Tested My Efficient Traffic Hypothesis
The right’s wobbly electoral lifeline: How Dems can win back white working class. The way to take back Congress is not to move to the middle – but to offer pro-working-class economic progressivism
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it
Neoliberalism, the Revolution in Reverse
Efficiency wages for MPs? (seems relevant to the U.S. as well)
NSA Said to Have Used Heartbleed Bug, Exposing Consumers
Lonely Conservative Space Robot Becomes Increasingly Dissociative

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