Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fruity Algorithms

Does Economics Make Politicians Corrupt? Empirical Evidence from the United States Congress Kyklos. Abstract only, but what an abstract

It’s quite interesting that despite 150+ years of revolutions and refinement of chess, the first-move advantage has effectively remained untouched. The only way around it is to make sure that competitors play an even number of games as White and Black.

There is no great real rabbit stagnation (really not, check out the link)

Dark Leviathan Aeon. “The Silk Road might have started as a libertarian experiment, but it was doomed to end as a fiefdom run by pirate kings.” In a totally rights-respecting manner, of course.

Knowledge-Based Trust: Estimating the Trustworthiness of Web Sources [PDF]

Having Fun LRB. Public shaming on the Internet.

Fruity! How ‘transgender’ avocado trees change their sex overnight in a matter of hours Daily Mail

Rich People Are Great at Spending Money to Make Their Kids Rich, Too The Atlantic


Greatest mass extinction driven by acidic oceans, study finds Science Daily

Buiter on the death of cash FT Alphaville

How Robots & Algorithms Are Taking Over New York Review of Books

Comrades, The Lannisters Have No More Gold! Paul Mason