Assorted links

1. Contrary to popular wisdom, Oscar winners do not live longer; hint: "Write a computer simulation showing why "breaking your hip increases your life expectancy", based on the simplest probability model you can come up with."

2. How race and welfare became connected in the American mind

3. Many thanks, none of you sold me down the river

4. How I would change the rules of the NBA

5. Freakonomics is now a New York Times blog


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