Links 9/23/23

Links for you. Science:

America’s most iconic coral reef is dying. Only one thing will save it. An extreme heat wave has pushed Florida’s reef to the brink — and burned up years worth of progress.
Study finds human-driven mass extinction is eliminating entire branches of the tree of life
Scientists Discover a Labyrinth of Life Hidden in the Deep
The loss of dark skies is so painful, astronomers coined a new term for it
An Exciting New Approach to Autoimmune Diseases
Incidence and aetiology of Danish children with community-acquired pneumonia treated with chest tube drainage in 2022–2023 versus the previous three decades


Whose Fault Is It? Unifying around the class war is an enormous opportunity for the Democratic Party (very good)
The Idea That Biden Should Just Give Up Political Power Is Preposterous
The Politics of Scarcity vs Abundance: The housing theory of everything and Massachusetts’s response to migrants
The Ludicrous, Depressing Appeal of the Crypto Guy
The Pizza Shop That Took On Dave Portnoy and Barstool Sports
Useful ambiguity in academic employment
As Trump woos Detroit unions, Democrats urge Biden to join UAW strikers
Can Private Equity Be … Nice? The incoming owners of Simon & Schuster are giving employees a stake in the publisher. Is it corporate whitewashing, good capitalism, or both? (it seems like KKR doesn’t really understand the business)
Working from home now has another powerful benefit
I’m fine with Biden’s age because I’m fine with a President Harris
Growing Share Of D.C. Renters Spend At Least Half Of Their Income On Rent
This is what taking on election deniers really looks like
Ariana Grande, Guillermo del Toro, Padma Lakshmi and More Sign Open Letter Denouncing Book Bans and Their “Chilling Effect”
The presidential libraries’ moral fog dampens the defense of democracy
The Geography of Working From Home Begins to Shift Again
Trash bag piles to be banned in front of all NYC businesses (other cities… already do this?)
Where should we be holding conferences? Health and safety are top priorities, and many places in the US are unsafe.
Bullet Points: Oh-just-shut-up edition. A.I. is a bullshit generator. Conservatives aren’t being barred from APSA. and pronatalism is still a pretend-crisis.
Lauren Boebert’s sexy adventure: Blame conservatives’ push for “traditional marriage”: Bari Weiss and Nicholas Kristof amplify GOP calls to marry young — that’s just what the Colorado congresswoman did
Giuliani Is Getting Sued Again, Baby (and You’ll Never Guess by Who)
The Failure of Dodd-Frank: ‘Too big to fail’ is more pervasive and regulation more captured than ever. What went wrong?
Where Has All the Left-Wing Money Gone? (I think the small donors also have disproportionately left Xitter, reducing fundraising)
We Have Two Medias in This Country, and They’re Going to Elect Donald Trump
I.R.S. Changes Audit Practice That Discriminated Against Black Taxpayers
How Things Change
Millennials and Gen Z can’t afford homes. Is this prefab ADU a solution? (it’s smaller than my apartment)

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