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Labeling Politics, and Loving America as a Leftist: A Discussion with Isaiah Paik, Part Two

Continuing from our previous discussion, Isaiah Paik (@paik4president) begins with reflections on how TikTok has complicated his relationship with ideologies, and particular instances of political discourse…

09 Jul 2021 • 11 min read
Politically Invisible Asians by Winnie Kong
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WGC Bets, DK Ownership, NFL + Tools

WGC-St. Jude BETS WAITTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!! Before you dig in, get in the DK listener’s league. Still need 500 more people. If we come up short, that’s likely it for the year. Sorry the only RAKE FREE tourney…

04 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
Mayo Media Newsletter by Mayo Media
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Science: The God That Failed

Science might as well be the god of the modern age. This is not an accident, the accomplishments of science are spectacular: putting a man on the moon, worldwide instantaneous communication, computers…

04 Aug 2021 • 15 min read
Modernity Has Fallen by John Timaeus
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What Xi Wants

Clockwise from top left: Envision windmills in Shanxi | President Xi at the CCP’s 100th anniversary | “Jiuzhang” quantum computer challenges Google’s Sycamore processor | Tursunay Ziawudun relates her…

04 Aug 2021 • 12 min read
Lightcone Journal by Rahul Malhotra
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Economic history, economics, political economy, finance, & forecasting. Here to try to make you (and me) smarter in a world with many increasingly deep & complicated troubles...
What Is Quinn?

Above: Quinn (top) and Scout (bottom). Note that this is merely a Photoshopped cell-phone photograph—we didn’t really commission an oil painting of our dogs! Introduction Those who read my Twitter feed…

04 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
Proof by Seth Abramson
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#4: The Gehry of Sixty-First

Chapter 4: Spatial Equivalents in the World System The Gehry Residence wrapping So as we've repeatedly noted, the basic character of postmodernism is the centrality of the image, and a problem that this…

04 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
Book Man Gets Paid by Dave
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Road to Omega: a plan to save the world with science and epistemology.

Welcome to Road to Omega. If you are reading this, then you are about to discover an elaborate plan to save the world with science. The plan entails: healing the division in America and abroad by fighting…

04 Aug 2021 • 15 min read
Road to Omega by Bobby Azarian
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The July Crazy Travel Roundup - Travel Stories, Episode 146

Episode 146 July Crazy Travel Roundup Recorded in the beautiful home office of Chateau’ Relaxo. This month’s first question, what do you do when the airlines don’t offer food service? Or food service beyond…

04 Aug 2021 • 13 min read
The Travel Stories Newsletter by Steve Frick
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Klima Literatur

It’s instructive to try to explain a complicated thing in not-so-complicated terms, as my family reminds me every time I send out this substack. One way to learn is to try explaining things in a foreign…

04 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
q-sharp whydunnit by Jessi Jezewska Stevens
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Why the Bank of Japan Bought $300 Billion of Stocks

Author’s note: Watch the video here first Something that I wish I could have spent more time on at the end of the video was the point about low labor wages. Well, Japan has a similar problem too. As befitting…

04 Aug 2021 • 12 min read
The Asianometry Newsletter by Jon Y
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Monte-Carlo simulation combined with density functional theory to investigate the equilibrium thermodynamics of electrode materials: lithium titanates as model compounds

This post is a detailed review and discussion of the paper “Monte-Carlo simulation combined with density functional theory to investigate the equilibrium thermodynamics of electrode materials: lithium…

04 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
Battery Discovery by Roman Leventov
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DeMarriage with DeRozan and DaBulls

Sometimes, the biggest gamble is the one you don’t take. That is the credo which I have lived my life by, and I’ve been thinking about it as I evaluate the Bulls trading heaven and earth to give DeMar…

04 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
Noh's Notebook by Stephen Noh
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The Last Barrier

The human species is in an awkward place right now. We have technology, and it is steadily making us more powerful. However, technology is not neutral. It creates change, and the change it creates isn’…

04 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
Talking To Myself by Caleb Beers
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World War Three Will Be Awesome, The Seven Deadly Sins, And More--Temporal Times #2

World War III Will Be the Best Thing to Happen to America Since WWII …and I am tired of pretending it’s not. By Starling 1269 (Note: This article was first written and published on Medium six months ago…

04 Aug 2021 • 20 min read
Temporal Times by George Haag
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Cryptic World!

In the somewhat feasible algorithmic worldbuilding of crypto and big tech / big governance, if holistic gyms could pair with formalized economy travel agencies, with the rotating crews seen in the encompassing…

04 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
Mr. Ron’s Newsletter by Mr. Ron
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There's real long-duration energy storage now. Can it find a market?

(If you prefer listening to reading, just click Play above.) I’ve spent a lot of time on Volts discussing energy storage. As those who read my battery series know, lithium-ion batteries (LIB) currently…

04 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
Volts by David Roberts
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Stuff I saw on the internet last week: "these captchas are getting downright philosophical"

Happy Wednesday! I had a very nice week-and-a-half off, during which I napped, watched TV, got a two-hour massage, an ACTUAL HAIRCUT, and saw my friends. It was heavenly. ALSO! Today is the one-year anniversary…

04 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
Kat Watches Everything by Kat Angus
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Dig Deep, Rear Back, and Let it Go, I Guess

On weekday afternoons, I have the luxury of taking the dog (Bernie the wonder kelpie who predictably was rescued mid-pandemic from the local shelter) for his midday cordial about a half-mile from our home…

04 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
Even Money by Andrew J. Pridgen
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It's not China, Brazilian idiot

The lack of acumen of some Brazilian analysts is simply staggering. I say this thinking specifically in this case https://www.brasil247.com/mundo/biden-deixa-democracia-em-segundo-plano-e-abraca-bolsonaro…

04 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
Fábio’s Newsletter by Fábio O. Ribeiro
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Jung’s Collective Unconscious Explained

Photo by Daniel Öberg on Unsplash Some topics remain taboo for science. When Georges Lemaître first proposed the Big Bang theory in the 1920s, there was a major backlash among many in the physics community…

04 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
The Living Philosophy by The Living Philosophy
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