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Review of Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now
Review of a book arguing that the world is gettin better; "As I read Pinker, I sometimes imagined a book published in 1923 about the astonishing improvements in the condition of Europe’s Jews following their emancipation."
GDPR is centralizing the market
Why big online companies might welcome privacy legislation.
Math, Girls and Socialism
"the gender gap in math is smaller in European countries that used to be part of the Soviet bloc, as opposed to the rest of Europe. The lesson is twofold: (1) a large part of the pervasive gender gap in math is due to social stereotypes; (2) institutions can durably modify these stereotypes."
Goodhart's law
"When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure"