Johan Carlin

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Johan Carlin

22 days ago

on the basket of deplorables.

The most transgressive political statement of the 2016 election, the one that violated strict societal norms by stating an inconvenient fact that few wanted to acknowledge, the most politically incorrect, was made by the candidate who lost.

The Nationalist's Delusion

theatlantic.com

Johan Carlin

68 days ago

Russian assets worth 50% of GDP are held offshore; countries such as Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates climb into the 60-70% range. Britain and continental Europe come in at 15%, but Scandinavia at only a few per cent.

One conclusion is that high tax rates, like those in Denmark or Sweden, do not drive people offshore.

A new study details the wealth hidden in tax havens

economist.com

Johan Carlin

120 days ago

löntagarfonder - tydligen fortfarande planen till vänster.

The Red and the Black

jacobinmag.com

Johan Carlin

136 days ago

in order for a Steve Jobs to find colossal success, there must be enough credulity baked into the culture to make room for a Bernie Madoff

Why Americans Get Conned Again and Again

theatlantic.com

Johan Carlin

140 days ago

The new astrology

aeon.co

Johan Carlin

144 days ago

The Pleasures of Pessimism

nybooks.com

Johan Carlin

148 days ago

Don’t Tell The Kids, But Bedtime Is A Social Construct

fivethirtyeight.com

Johan Carlin

164 days ago

ouch.

while you can confidently conclude that Bem’s article is wrong, I don’t think it’s fair to say that it’s a bad article–at least, not by the standards that currently hold in much of psychology.

The psychology of parapsychology, or why good researchers publishing good articles in good journals can still get it totally wrong

talyarkoni.org

Johan Carlin

178 days ago

There’s still no good reason to believe black-white IQ differences are due to genes

vox.com

Johan Carlin

188 days ago

For the first time in Europe since World War II, a university will have been closed for political reasons.

Hungary: The War on Education

nybooks.com

Johan Carlin

254 days ago

"The desire to “smash” the status quo, challenge widely held values and institutions and champion the marginalized is absolutely liberal in ethos. Opposing it is resolutely conservative. This is the historical reality, but we are at a unique point in history where the status quo is fairly consistently liberal, with a liberalism that upholds the values of freedom, equal rights and opportunities for everyone regardless of gender, race and sexuality. The result is confusion in which life-long liberals wishing to conserve this kind of liberal status quo find themselves considered conservative and those wishing to avoid conservatism at all costs find themselves defending irrationalism and illiberalism."

How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained

areomagazine.com

Johan Carlin

261 days ago

The progressive case for immigration

economist.com

Johan Carlin

267 days ago

Killer, kleptocrat, genius, spy: the many myths of Vladimir Putin

theguardian.com

Johan Carlin

269 days ago

masterful understatement.

"Viewed from the rest of the world, this debate has an unreal quality. "

Warfare helps explain why American welfare is different

economist.com

Johan Carlin

285 days ago

"the hawkish views on Russia now dominant (even obligatory) in the Democratic Party were exactly what Obama resisted up until the day he left office."

The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia

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Johan Carlin

290 days ago

"Norwegians are far more concerned about the powers of Google and Facebook to gather information about private citizens than about their intelligence service’s spying for the NSA. Such a position, he observed, might be the opposite of the United States"

The Swedish Kings of Cyberwar

nybooks.com

Johan Carlin

292 days ago

"autocrats from Chávez to Erdoğan, Sisi to Mugabe, all follow a general pattern. They attack and threaten the press with deliberate and ominous intensity; the press, in turn, adopts a more oppositional tone and role. “And then that paves the way for the autocrat’s next move,” Simon told me. “Popular support for the media dwindles and the leader starts instituting restrictions. It’s an old strategy.”"

Donald Trump and the Enemies of the American People

newyorker.com

Johan Carlin

292 days ago

from Hitler to Putin, authoritarian governments use the guise of counterterrorism to attack democratic institutions.

The Reichstag Warning

nybooks.com

Johan Carlin

293 days ago

Born nearly two thousand years before Darwin and Freud, Epictetus seems to have anticipated a way out of their prisons.

newyorker.com

Johan Carlin

318 days ago

The unreasonable effectiveness of deep brain stimulation

medium.com

Johan Carlin

319 days ago

If this were happening in Honduras, we’d know what to call it. It’s happening here instead, and so we are baffled.

How to Build an Autocracy

theatlantic.com

Johan Carlin

319 days ago

The Untold Story of the Bastille Day Attacker

gq.com

Johan Carlin

325 days ago

Diesel-engined vehicles, which make up around half the traffic on the continent’s roads, are central to the financial health of many European carmakers. That gives the national agencies which conduct tests a reason to look the other way.

To stop carmakers bending the rules on emissions, Europe must get much tougher

economist.com

Johan Carlin

342 days ago

universities have discovered that PhD students are cheap, highly motivated and disposable labour.

Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time

medium.economist.com

Johan Carlin

347 days ago

Vasily Gatov told me, “To blame internal social effects on external perpetrators is very Putinistic.”

The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda

newyorker.com

Johan Carlin

351 days ago

Egypt’s Failed Revolution

newyorker.com

Johan Carlin

351 days ago

scariest XP in the wild case I've heard of.

Browne thinks that the cyber threat is being cavalierly dismissed by many in power. The Royal Navy’s decision to save money by using Windows for Submarines, a version of Windows XP, as the operating system for its ballistic-missile subs seems especially shortsighted.

World War Three, by Mistake

newyorker.com

Johan Carlin

353 days ago

Will Putin Unite the European and American Right?

newyorker.com

Johan Carlin

355 days ago

The Secret Life of Time

newyorker.com

Johan Carlin

359 days ago

Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world

nature.com

Johan Carlin

359 days ago

At present some of the world’s least appealing places have the toughest visa requirements and expect economic migrants to jump through the tiniest hoops. You would think their streets were paved with gold.

Poor countries need to allow more immigration, too

economist.com

Johan Carlin

360 days ago

As a man about to break his word, Mr Trump needs an America in which all morals are relative, facts are written by winners and principles count for less than winking appeals to partisan loyalty.

Donald Trump’s most damaging legacy may be a lower-trust America

economist.com

Johan Carlin

360 days ago

one theory among diplomats in Gambia is that he had become so confident of his own popularity that on this particular vote—his fifth since seizing power—he did not bother to rig it, allowing ballots to be counted on the spot rather than in central counting houses away from prying eyes. When that relatively fair and transparent vote caught him by surprise, it took several days for him to work out a plan of action, during which time he had little choice but to play the role of magnanimous loser.

Gambia’s ruler retracts his concession

economist.com

Johan Carlin

365 days ago

Some of Putin’s behavior can actually be explained by the fact that he has been watching his own television for sixteen years. I believe this was what German Chancellor Angela Merkel meant in 2014 when she said, sounding despondent after a phone call with Putin, that he “lived in a different reality.” Trump is entering office while already watching Trump TV

The Putin Paradigm

nybooks.com

Johan Carlin

368 days ago

Mobile phones are transforming Africa

economist.com

Johan Carlin

369 days ago

Russia, NATO, Trump: The Shadow World

nybooks.com

Johan Carlin

371 days ago

datafication often relies on proxies—stand-ins that can be enumerated—that bear little or no relation to the things they are supposed to represent: credit scores as a proxy for the likelihood of being a good employee, for example, or “big five” personality tests like the ones used by the Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, even though, as O’Neil reports, “research suggests that personality tests are poor predictors of job performance.”

They Have, Right Now, Another You

nybooks.com

Johan Carlin

375 days ago

Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About

newyorker.com

Johan Carlin

377 days ago

I asked her about credit—should I note in my feed that she was the photographer? Siegel suggested that I might shout her out once or twice, but crediting her would break the illusion. As she pointed out, “You’re the one who is supposed to be experiencing these things.”

Confessions of an Instagram Influencer

bloomberg.com

Johan Carlin

382 days ago

people in private prisons received many more “prison conduct violations” than those in government-run ones. This made it harder for them to get parole, and, on average, they served two to three more months of prison time

Trump Sets Private Prisons Free

newyorker.com

Johan Carlin

385 days ago

Why research papers have so many authors

economist.com

Johan Carlin

387 days ago

The Rockefeller Family Fund vs. Exxon

nybooks.com

Johan Carlin

389 days ago

Virtual reel mapping has also enabled a deliberately misleading feature, the “near miss.” That’s when a jackpot symbol appears directly above or below the payline. The intent is to give the player the impression of having almost won—when, in fact, he or she is no closer to having won than if the symbol had not appeared on the reel at all.

How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts

theatlantic.com

Johan Carlin

392 days ago

“We are protected by our terrible history,” says Joschka Fischer, a former foreign minister. “You cannot say, ‘Make Germany Great Again’.”

Iron waffler

economist.com

Johan Carlin

394 days ago

It’s the end of the West as we know it

washingtonpost.com

Johan Carlin

395 days ago

I love that sinecure is so engrained in us politics that this line can be dropped in passing. of course big donors expect to be rewarded with prestigious government jobs.

Prominent donors to Mr. Trump were also having little success in recruiting people for rank-and-file posts in his administration.

mobile.nytimes.com

Johan Carlin

395 days ago

The legacy of social psychology

mattiheino.com

Johan Carlin

400 days ago

having used this bank in the past this is what I'd bet on.

One possibility is that the thieves found a weakness in the bank’s web application

Online checkout

economist.com

Johan Carlin

402 days ago

The ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe’s new far right

theguardian.com

Johan Carlin

408 days ago

The last liberals

economist.com

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