Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Assorted links

1. An Economist blogger takes down Jesse Myerson, who has rediscovered real socialism.

2. The Atlantic on pit latrines.

3. Inside the GM Willow Run factory as it travels the long road to demolition.

4. Nightlife in Newcastle from the Atlantic.I went out once on a Friday night in Newcastle with a student of Peter Dolton's and can attest that this sample is not highly selected.

5. Some thoughts about self-directed learning. I would love to learn about a serious academic book on this.

1 comment:

ah25 said...

(5) fits my experience very well. I think it took most of college before the damage done to my native intellectual curiosity began to heal - and I was lucky to be stubborn enough to resist damage in the first place.