Links 10/1/14

Links for you. Science:

What You Need To Know About Misleading Education Graphs, In Two Graphs (“There’s no reason why insisting on proper causal inference can’t be fun.”)
The 5 Biggest Mistakes in the Ebola Outbreak
Are Bees Back Up on Their Knees?
How To Rid the World of Rabies

Other:

War without end: The U.S. may still be fighting in Syria in 2024, 2034, 2044… (must-read)
Lies the media repeats about Iraq: Phony patriotism, fake Syrian “moderates” and the very real end of empire (excellent)
Frat brothers rape 300% more. One in 5 women is sexually assaulted on campus. Should we ban frats?
Two People With Nothing To Say About Sean Taylor
The myth of religious violence (one minor but important point is that ‘traditional’ beliefs are often reactions to imposed modernity and not traditional at all)
A WRITER USED TO LIVE HERE: HOW BOSTON’S NEW CORPORATE-BACKED LITERARY DISTRICT PROBABLY WON’T DO A DAMN THING FOR HUB WRITERS
The most important chart about the American economy you’ll see this year
Why aren’t the British middle-classes staging a revolution?
The War Against Asymmetric Information: The Case of Subprime Auto Lending
The Future Of Design, Imagined Honestly. Invisible losers, VR police states: “A History of the Future in 100 Objects” gets right what most futurist concepts get wrong.
“Homeland” And Other Un-American Words and Ideas
Moonshot thinking
Why Don’t We Have Real Data on Charter Schools? Charters were supposed to be laboratories for innovation. Instead, they are stunningly opaque.

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