Links 9/27/17

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Links for you. Science:

Jellyfish: underrated beauties
Drones transport microbiological samples without altering their content
Scientists spent a month terrifying guppies to prove that fish have personalities
What Is the Going Rate for Tenure Nowadays?
A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate

Other:

Tyranny of the Minority (excellent)
Education Isn’t the Key to a Good Income: A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility (must-read)
More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows. More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite? (must-read)
Education and Poverty
A Primetime Clash Over Health Care: Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy sparred with Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar on CNN hours after their bill dismantling Obamacare appeared to collapse (“Sanders made a distinction between the “short-term” goal of improving the current system and his longer-term goal of Medicare-for-All, which he acknowledged had no chance of passing while the Republicans controlled Congress.” Surprising only those suffering from Sanders Derangement Syndrome)
Why It Took Google So Long to End Shady Rehab Center Ads
Slaying the Partisan Gerrymander: With extreme gerrymanders on the rise, it is time for the Supreme Court—and the states—to curb a practice that has gotten out of control.
Gentrification (you can’t have gentrification without a gentry)
Trump’s State-Tax Plan Could Cause Headaches for 52 Republican Lawmakers
Will Obamacare Ever Be Safe?
How to save Puerto Rico
Reasonable Doubt? A New Look at Whether Prison Growth Cuts Crime
Wisconsin voter ID law deterred nearly 17,000 from voting, UW study says
Price Visited Family Members, Longtime Friends On Private Jet Trips
Twitter Adds 280 Characters
Graham-Cassidy Failed, but Obamacare Is Under Attack for the Foreseeable Future
Our Democratic System Is on the Cusp of Failing Before Our Eyes
The Ponzi Scheme’s Namesake Warned Us About the Power of American Greed. Remember synthetic CDOs? They’re back
EPA spending almost $25,000 to install a secure phone booth for Scott Pruitt
America’s Absurd Criminal Injustice Policy
DAVID BROOKS MISSES THE POINT, AGAIN (though this misses the role abortion played in this election)

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2 Responses to Links 9/27/17

  1. someone says:

    The people who want voter ID law must think of stuff like
    http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/election-fraud-in-the-1800s-involved-kidnapping-and-forced-drinking
    Relevant cite: “He and the others voted 16 times that day.”
    And off course when it comes to racial minorities having ID,

    The interviews are conducted by a Jewish man, so he must be right…

  2. someone says:

    Oh, I really like your science links. Thanks for collecting those.

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