Links 5/18/15

Links for you. Science:

Beware the bad survey: Science literacy isn’t as bad as the statistics make it look
The Brighter Side of Rabies
Cuba Has a Lung Cancer Vaccine—And America Wants It
The Capstone (Emeritus) Award is Already in Pending Legislation
A Darwin Finch, Crucial to Idea of Evolution, Fights for Survival


William J. Astore: The American Military Uncontained, Chaos Spread, Casualties Inflicted, Missions Unaccomplished (excellent, must-read)
A new charter school for foster kids aims to provide stability
Don’t know how to get your kid to do math? Try patterns
After the Amtrak Crash, It’s Time to Get Serious About Transportation Infrastructure
An Economics to Fit the Facts (those stupid fucking natural history facts do matter)
B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89
The ongoing criminalization of poverty
The data proves the DC bag fee is working
Amtrak tragedy a perfect symbol of outmoded transportation policy
Color-Blind Policy, Color-Conscious Morality: Addressing the moral failings of black people while ignoring the centuries-old failings of their governments amounts to a bait and switch.
Republicans And Democrats Again Feud Over D.C. School Voucher Program
How Parasitic Universities Drain Towns All Across America
General Election results: Did just 900 voters hand the Tories a majority government?

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1 Response to Links 5/18/15

  1. Regarding the parasitic universities link: I’ve always thought that tax-exempt institutions should be offered the chance to voluntarily pay equivalent amounts. Those that accept this would get access to local roads, utilities, and emergency services. Those that decline would not.

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