Random links

The Persistent Effect of Temporary Affirmative Action
"Affirmative action increases the black share of employees over time: in 5 years after an establishment is first regulated, the black share of employees increases by an average of 0.8 percentage points. Strikingly, the black share continues to grow at a similar pace even after an establishment is deregulated. I argue that this persistence is driven in part by affirmative action inducing employers to improve their methods for screening potential hires."
Roger Pielke Jr's twitter version of a talk titled "Climate Politics as Manichean Paranoia"
Conflicts and how to effectively develop a way forward
The Practice of Ritual Defamation: How Values, Opinions, and Beliefs Are Controlled in Democratic Societies
The sort of behavior I tend to expect from a lot of activists.