Nonzero Newsletter

Politics, psychology and tips on averting the apocalypse.
Created 13 Sep 2019
  • New Year’s Listicle: Top 2 Cognitive Biases
    04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 5 2
    Happy Twilight of the Holiday Season! NZN is ringing in the new year with two more world-premiere short animated videos, followed by some thoughts about the future evolution of this newsletter. Each o...
  • Parrot Room: 2021: The Reckoning
    31 Dec 2021 1 2
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  • Year-end good news edition of TWIB!
    30 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 7 1
    Note: This issue of NZN goes out to paid subscribers only, but feel free to share via email if you have friends you think might like it. That’s one way we get new subscribers. Speaking of which: The h...
  • All-video Holiday Edition!
    27 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 16 8
    Welcome to the holiday edition of NZN! I know you’re busy formulating your New Year’s resolutions, and I know that takes a lot of brainpower, so I’m trying to minimize the number of written sentences ...
  • Stories Built for Survival
    21 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 25 18
    This week I had two epiphanies. That’s the good news. The bad news is that each of them added an item to my already long list of ways social media can intensify political polarization. Both epiphanies...
  • Parrot Room: Anti-Neoliberal Tropes
    18 Dec 2021 0 2
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  • America's post-war war on Afghans
    17 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 11 4
    This week New York Times reporter Christina Goldbaum, speaking on the Times podcast The Daily, described a scene she recently witnessed in Afghanistan: “Many grandmothers and mothers were holding thes...
  • Tribalism Among Nations
    14 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 16 30
    Last week Robert Jervis, a political scientist at Columbia University, died. As deaths go, his wasn’t tragic. He had lived a full life, and he left a robust and influential body of work; by one count ...
  • TWIB: Democracy Summit fails
    10 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 10 2
    Welcome to The Week in Blob, our Friday take on international news and the nefarious doings of the US foreign policy establishment. (And stay tuned for news, a week from now, about the next step in th...
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