4. That was then, this is now: vintage weight gain ads.
3. Richard Serra update (NYT).
5. Which California localities have the worst housing regulation? The worst is Atherton.
1. Dreher and Betty on Houllebecq. Recommended.
6. “Because the wiring diagram is far too complex to be specified explicitly in the genome, it must be compressed through a “genomic bottleneck”. The genomic bottleneck suggests a path toward ANNs capable of rapid learning.“
1. A pianist’s tips on how to practice (“avoid flow.”)
5. “Teacher-designed practice was perceived as less relevant to improving performance on the violin than practice alone. Further, amount of teacher-designed practice did not account for more variance in performance than amount of practice alone.” Link here.
4. How much have Republicans shaped state policy? (NYT, ignore the bad headline)
4. “Our counterfactual analysis suggests that a persistent increase in average global temperature by 0.04°C per year, in the absence of mitigation policies, reduces world real GDP per capita by 7.22 percent by 2100. On the other hand, abiding by the Paris Agreement, thereby limiting the temperature increase to 0.01°C per annum, reduces the loss substantially to 1.07 percent. These effects vary significantly across countries.” Link here.
1. Social class at Yale: rambling and at times vague, but also truly interesting in several segments, especially toward the beginning.