40 Useful Concepts You Should Know - by Gurwindergurwinder.substack.com/p/40-useful-concepts-you-should-know
Ideas to help you make sense of the world
The McNamara Fallacy – measurement is not understandingmcnamarafallacy.com/
In another case of military metrics gone wrong, the US military reported success in undermining Taliban financing after it paid Afghan farmers to destroy their crops of opium poppies. What went unreported, however, was that the farmers planted larger fields of opium poppies in response, in the hopes that they might be paid by the US military to destroy the crops again. When US payments didn’t come through, the opium was harvested and entered the international drug trade. Much of the ...
The Wrong Side of Right - Farnam Streetfs.blog/wrong-side-right/
Are you on the wrong side of being right? One of the biggest mistakes I've ever made was trying to be right. This mistake holds you back ...
Extreme poverty isn’t natural, it’s created — Jason Hickeljasonhickel.org/blog/2021/3/28/extreme-poverty-isnt-natural-it-is-created
New research questions the dominant narrative about long-term poverty trends.
Can You Get Coronavirus Inside a Restaurant? - The Atlantictheatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/11/can-you-get-coronavirus-inside-restaurant/617151/
The risk of catching the coronavirus is much higher indoors.
The Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Z. Mullergoodreads.com/book/show/36644895-the-tyranny-of-metrics
The Tyranny of Metrics book. Read 120 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. How the obsession with quantifying human performance threat...
Theirtube is a Youtube filter bubble simulator that provides a look into how videos are recommended on other people's YouTube.
Inclusion Doesn’t Stop at Accessibility | Adobe Blogtheblog.adobe.com/inclusion-doesnt-stop-accessibility/
To talk about inclusion is to begin a sentence in the middle. The word 'inclusion' is a response to the observation that exclusion is happening. Inclusion is a great and ...
Free Yourself of Your Harshest Critic, and Plow Ahead - The New York Timesnytimes.com/2017/06/13/your-money/free-yourself-of-your-harshest-critic-and-plow-ahead.html
You’re too close to your work to be a decent judge of it. So cut the paralyzing self-criticism and instead pour that energy into doing what you do.
guest post: artificial intelligence discovers gayface. sigh. – scatterplotscatter.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/guest-post-artificial-intelligence-discovers-gayface-sigh/
The following is a guest post by Greggor Mattson. AI Can’t Tell if You’re Gay… But it Can Tell if You’re a Walking Stereotype. [First published September 9th. This post has been updated with subsequent information, denoted by square brackets, cited on this resource of responses to the story by tweeters, bloggers, media, and Kosinski himself].…
What You See Is Not All There Isinc.com/daniel-kahneman/idea-lab-what-you-see-not-all-there-is.html
Be wary of constructing a story based only on what you see--you may not realize what you don't know.