Random links

Wrestling’s new villain named himself ‘Progressive Liberal.’ Hillary’s on his shirt.
In the culture-war-as-entertainment category this is kind of funny. If anything seems more likely to increase partisanship, though at least the guy playing this seems sincere in his beliefs: "Part of the trick is that his character’s politics are “not much of a stretch” from his own, as he told Deadspin. 'It’s not like I’m pretending to be something I’m not,' he told Sports Illustrated. 'I’m just turning it up.'"
Not Lack of Ability but More Choice: Individual and Gender Differences in Choice of Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
"mathematically capable individuals who also had high verbal skills were less likely to pursue STEM careers than were individuals who had high math skills but moderate verbal skills. One notable finding was that the group with high math and high verbal ability included more females than males."
Sending knowledge overseas
"But knowledge is a special commodity. It can be reused. Several people can use it at the same time. It causes people to cluster in groups, and tends to grow where those groups have already clustered."
Sunk-cost fallacy and cognitive ability in individual decision-making
On the sunk cost fallacy: "strong evidence of the fallacy was found among the high-cognitive-ability subjects. ... although cognitive ability is predictive of status-quo bias, it was not found to reduce the sunk-cost bias."