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I have a friend who studied the history of fascism. She gets angry when people call Trump (or some other villain du jour) fascist. "Words have meanings! Fascism isn't just any right-winger you dislike!" She says Narendra Modi, the current prime minister of India, is absolutely, literally, a fascist.
3 days ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from astralcodexten.substack.com
Details Of The Infant Fish Oil Story. In my recent post on the FDA, I mentioned a story about a fish-oil-based infant nutritional fluid called Omegaven. The FDA took too long to approve it, and lots of infants died.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/science from astralcodexten.substack.com
Your Book Review: Humankind. Bregman doesn't just want to show that our best side comes out under air raids. He wants to show that virtue is fundamental to our species. He starts by arguing that the superpower that has allowed humanity to take over the globe is co-operation.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from astralcodexten.substack.com
Book Review: A Brief History Of Neoliberalism. Around 1970, something went wrong. The global economy, after twenty-five years of good post-war growth, suddenly blipped.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from astralcodexten.substack.com
Comment of the week on AstralCodexTen explaining why the Georgia voting reform law doesn't say any of the things the media told you it says.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from astralcodexten.substack.com
A Modest Proposal For Republicans: Use The Word "Class" - Astral Codex Ten. From a very smart blogger you should listen to. The New York Times tried to cancel him last week.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from astralcodexten.substack.com
Book Review: The Cult Of Smart. DeBoer starts with the standard narrative of The Failing State Of American Education. Students aren't learning. The country is falling behind. He argues that every word of it is a lie.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from astralcodexten.substack.com
NY Times publishes hit piece on blogger. "As soon as they got an excuse they would publish something as negative as possible about me, in order to punish me for embarrassing them. The sentence he chose was the one that was crossed out and included a plea for people to stop taking it out of context."
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/media_criticism from astralcodexten.substack.com
Statement on New York Times Article
7 months ago by muellermeierschulz to /s/whatever from astralcodexten.substack.com
Treating ADHD with amphetamines was hardly a new invention. Psychiatrists had been doing it since the 1930s, albeit with slightly different drugs. So why was it Adderall - a weird combination of four different salts selected kind of at random by a sketchy diet pill company - that caught on?
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/Drugs from astralcodexten.substack.com
The writer of the awesome blog SlateStarCodex got doxxed by the New York Times, who cruelly refused to honor his request to stay anonymous. He lost his day job, five figures in Patreon income, and got emails from 4 NYT journalists who explained NYT policy, all of them different.