Tuesday assorted links

1. India fact of the day: “More than 7 million commuters a day use Mumbai’s suburban railway network…Close to 8 people die a day on the network, according to rail officials.”

2. IBM patents more than all of Germany.

3. Where the American military operates against terrorism.  Is this simply equilibrium?  And all of the states of emergency declared in the U.S. to date.

4. “While the smirking, smart-ass male atheist who slew sacred cows was still enjoying some measure of cultural panache as recently as the 2000s, something has changed in the years since.

5. Watching movies very slowly.

6. Malcolm Gladwell considers marijuana legalization.  And Alex Berenson in the NYT.  Decriminalization, not legalization, is the way to go.


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