1. The rate of draws is not going up in chess, even though play is improving and likely the perfectly played game is a forced draw (model this). And Noah Feldman on game theory in the Middle East, the Saudis and Kushner too.
5. The academic who defended colonialism. Good piece.
6. I did a short podcast with the new Institute for Innovative Governance Research about…innovative governance, starting with charter cities and seasteading but also going beyond that. Here is an associated essay by Mark Lutter.