Some Redditors hate on the Mercator Projection.
There has been a lot research and discussion on harmful cognitive biases. While I would quibble that these four points are "biases" in the same sense, the discussion is an interesting defense of some common instincts.
Good advice: be really darn careful with your vital information.
What a world. People can actually debate this.
(Regular readers of this blog will note that your humble blogger is very much in favor of the Oxford comma.)
A summary of John Cochrane's 15 writing tips aimed at Ph.D. students although they apply to pretty much everyone. These two are especially good:
1. Scarcity: “As economists, we teach our students about scarcity. As authors, we should remember that time is a scarce resource. That means taking out all of the easily ignored details and stressing the big ideas.”
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11. Responsibility: “Much bad writing comes down to trying to avoid responsibility for what you’re saying.”
Article makes a good case for the devil's advocate.
Dang, Nature can be cruel.
$24 + lots of time at healthy annual rate of return gives a huge amount: "The price return on Minuit’s legendary purchase looks to have been between 6.5% and 7% [per year]."
Well, if it the finding is correct, it might shake up the conventional wisdom. But I'm not sure it's right.
As usual with these lists, I think some parents need to have their heads examined.