Links 8/17/17

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Links for you. Science:

What do scientists think about the biological claims made in the anti-diversity document written by a Google employee in August 2017?
Merck CEO quits Trump panel in ‘stand against violence and extremism’
FDA puts new restrictions on hiring of foreign scientists, documents show
Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs
Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?

Other:

Recipe for Coalition: 1. Add Recognition, At Least Half a Cup.
The Welfare State Should Be More Than Just A Safety Net
North Korea and the Carnival of Stupid
Republicans, Remove This Madman From Power
Actually, Bad Things Are Good
Turkey’s Great Terror
No, the United States won’t invade Venezuela, but here’s what it could do to help
Marmotberg 6
What price is affordable? Luxury apartments at a discount — sort of
There Is No “Political Center” in Modern America
As Black-Owned Banks Struggle, Community Sounds Alarm
The Trump NLRB Will Smash the Google Guy
A new low: Texas Democrats don’t have candidate for governor
Employer-Sponsored Insurance Rips People’s Insurance Away
Japan Might Be What Equality in Education Looks Like
Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man
Elizabeth Warren fires back at centrist Democrats
From a logical point of view …
Imagine if these people ever faced actual oppression.

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One Response to Links 8/17/17

  1. daan van rijswijk says:

    Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man:
    “our measure of competence relies on a comparison of the private income levels across people with the same education, occupation, age, and residence in the same geographical region (municipal council positions in Sweden are part-time commitments and members typically keep their private job). We define a competent politician as a person who makes more than the median income amongst politicians with similar characteristics.”

    Income level as a proxy for competence.. Such ideological assumptions clearly invalidate their conclusion. Actually, gender quota seem to concentrate more power with the wealthy -instead of pushing out incompetent men.

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