Chaos Patch (#76)
(Open thread + links)
NIO on power (1, 2). Comments on Calvinism. Protective stupidity. Implosion, and Amerika’s enemies. Cryptic Nydwraccuracy. A Doolittle doormat. The weekly round.
Economic performance and regime legitimacy in China. Varieties of libertarianism. Vote with your feet. Death of the petrodollar.
A Bitcoin coup (more), and this economic overview is good. Mesh networks.
Provocative race fatigue. The Argentinization option. The pressure cooker. NYT losing its grip on the frame. A defense of stereotypes.
Families are unfair. Fierce farmers. Naomi Klein isn’t in it for the science (duh), also. Dangerous games (abstractly relevant). This theorization of intelligence seems strikingly important (but it’s daunting as hell). On overconfidence. Schizoanalysis at Buzzfeed.
The HPL disturbance (plus, Antarctic inspiration). When reading went quiet. Darwin under the aspect of eternity.