Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Professorial disses

A fine thread of professorial digs at twitter.

Addendum: A former Michigan doctoral student on whose committee I served reminded me by email that another committee member (who will remain anonymous despite how entertaining it would be to out them) said that their first draft read like it had been "written by someone who was autistic."

Addendum: On the other end of the spectrum, there is this.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Assorted links

1. Fabio Rojas on what happy sociology would look like.

2. I quite enjoyed this Atlantic piece on "refugee detectives" in Germany. As always, the applied epistemology draws me in.

3. Stormy Daniels' visit to Madison.

4. An entertaining economics tweet with a point.

On presidential funeral rites

I am with these folks at CATO and at National Review. The spectacle is appalling, and better suited to an emperor than an elected manager.

Perhaps what people really want to morn is what someone - I do not recall just who - noted, which is that the first Bush was the last president recognized as clearly legitimate by both legacy parties.