Links 9/1/14

Links for you. Science:

NIH to probe racial disparity in grant awards: US agency will assess whether grant reviewers are biased against minority applicants.
“I am not a monster and I am not unreasonable:” Student attacks professor with axe after grant is cut
Why most STEM majors don’t have STEM jobs
Are non-vaccinating parents rationalizing their desire to avoid crying kids?


A Tale of Two Markets: One for Wealthy Insiders, And Another For the Rest of Us (it’s a casino, and you are not the house)
Ferguson and Bullshit Careerism
Reassign students before improving school quality, not the other way around (good, but ignores the link that school quality is largely endogenousthe students determine much of what is viewed as school quality)
Fox News’ latest phony obsession: Ferguson, gun control and Second Amendment hypocrisy: Fox News & NRA glorify the “open carry” movement. They’re less excited when African-Americans exercise those rights
Econometricians, Financial Markets and Uncertainty – An Anthropological View
Here’s the Latest Right-Wing IRS Fantasy
Legroom Gadget Maker Sees Sales Jump After Air-Rage Case
Michael Brown’s Unremarkable Humanity
Black America and the burden of the perfect victim
In Aftermath of Missouri Protests, Skepticism About the Prospects for Change
Death Cult
Meet The Guy Who Makes $1,000 An Hour Tutoring Kids Of Fortune 500 CEOs Over Skype
Islamic State is a threat, so let the neighbors deal with it
To Amanda Ripley: A Second TIME Article on Rhee is Long Overdue
Happy Labor Day, Mom

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2 Responses to Links 9/1/14

  1. Jon says:

    Vox triggers a pet peeve yet again—articles that claim to be about “why” something is the way it is, but turn out to just be a demonstration that it is that way.

    Well, ok, I guess you could argue that it answers the “why” trivially with “because they take jobs in these other sectors”, but that’s still far from enlightening.

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