Lefty celebrity culture got some things right, and had fun along the way. (h/t Erik Eckholm)
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What counts as an answer to the question “Why did Person A do Action X”?
Patrick Keefe’s profile of Mark and his research is now available for free at this link. This piece weaves a sketch of Mark’s background while also discussing his current research and its relevance to this important policy debate. With my ego, I thought about how a similar article could be written about me […]
I’m not used to seeing my UCLA colleagues profiled in the New Yorker. Congratulations Mark!
Hearty congratulations to Joan Petersilia and Daniel Nagin on winning the 2014 Stockholm Prize in Criminology. It would have been hard to find two more deserving winners.
Here is her letter and I agree with her point about quirky admissions essay questions for elite colleges. A quote; “As a former admissions officer, I know that questions like these are a practice sport, and that the young people who’ve had practice have gained it at upper- and upper-middle-class dinner tables, sparring with […]
Chris Christie needs to send his inner spoiled child to his room. Yelling at voters isn’t Presidential.
If DST changes cause accidents and harm health, let’s stop. But should we also go from 4 time zones to 2? Good problem to give to a commission or the National Academies.
The NY Times provides a balanced piece about the benefits the 1% can bring to a downtown neighborhood. San Fran’s Market Street has always amazed me. Before Twitter showed up, you could walk 300 yards from the Embarcadero BART stop and be in a different world. Whether Twitter’s presence at 1355 Market Street is the […]
No, the Oreo study doesn’t prove much. But understanding why is worth the effort: much of the “scientific” support for the “brain disease” theory of addiction comes from similar methods. Anything that demystifies habitual behavior – anything that gets people to treat eating disorders and drug addictions as similar phenomena – is a social gain.