Links 6/20/14

Links for you. Science:

The Feathered River
The lonely bioinformatician revisited: clinical labs
The Abstinence Method: Dutch farmers just say no to antibiotics for livestock.
This is why we can’t have nice things…like the ocean

Other:

Ariel Dorfman: A Tale of Torture and Forgiveness
What Clayton Christensen Got Wrong
Politico’s reporting disaster
The poor white problem
The Speed Burden
The little libertarian on the prairie
What If the Best Way to End Drunk Driving Is to End Driving? Tough DUI laws can only go so far if we don’t give people—especially young people—reasonable alternatives in the first place.
No, college isn’t the answer. Reparations are.
The Disruption Machine: What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.
Today, someone on Facebook wrote this about #Boston
Creative Destruction Yada Yada

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2 Responses to Links 6/20/14

  1. Re: Best way to end drunk driving.

    Here in Japan, if you are a passenger in a car with a drunk driver, you are just as legally liable as the driver. Although I’ve never driven in Japan, I maintain a driver’s license, getting it renewed every 5 years. They make you sit through a 30-minute film on safe driving and changes to the laws, and it’s all I can do to suppress the urge to cheer loudly each time they crank up the severity of the drunk driving laws. At parties here, the people who will be driving home don’t drink. Period.

  2. Oh, yes. Numbers. Both US and Japanese drunk driving deaths have been falling over the last decade: in the US to around 10,000 deaths per year, in Japan to around 300 deaths per year. OK, sure, the Japanese drive less than Americans and the population is smaller. It’s still an enormous difference.

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