Links 12/22/14

Links for you. Science:

Making science a desirable career
The Rise of the Y-Axis-Zero Fundamentalists
Wealth may have driven the rise of today’s religions
Challenge the abuse of science in setting policy
The NIPS Experiment: Half the papers appearing at NIPS would be rejected if the review process were rerun (must-read)

Other:

Stop blaming liberals for conservative backlashes (pretty sure Obama isn’t a liberal, but that makes the point all the more valid)
The reason Americans are OK with torture
Why we shouldn’t be surprised hackers could get into Sony’s network
At Rikers Island, Union Chief’s Clout Is a Roadblock to Reform
Dick Cheney’s America is an ugly place: This is what will happen if the ends are allowed to justify any means — including torture
BOSTON TROLLING: BONUS OLYMPIC EDITION
In demanding apologies, police unions show white supremacy is a core value
Health costs: The New York Times does it again! Arranges to hide the lede
My family has always been mixed race. But it has never been post-racial
I Was Gang Raped at a U-VA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
Policing is a Dirty Job, But Nobody’s Gotta Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World (no police is a bit over the top, but most ‘policing problems’ are police problems at all)
The devastating legacy of McCrory’s empty 2013 promise (the politics of deficit reduction fetishism blast North Carolina)
“Listen when I talk to you!”: How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in: A nightmarish train ride reminds me why too many white people don’t get how short black America’s fuse is right now
Eight Things I Wish for Wall Street
The rape culture that everyone ignores: While many are eager to put a spotlight on the problem of campus rape, fewer are concerned about a prison system that all but encourages sexual assaults

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One Response to Links 12/22/14

  1. Min says:

    “Listen when I talk to you,” does not sound like White entitlement. It sounds like the complaint of a subway passenger who asked someone to take their stuff off of the seat next to them and was ignored.

    Obviously we do not know what really transpired, but we have heard only one side of the story.

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