This should not surprise me, but it does.
Who are the three highest paid officials on the Pentagon budget?
The football coaches at Army, Navy and Air Force. Here is more (mostly on other topics), hat tip to @jtlevy. Here are some comparable answers for state government employees.
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How interesting. Whether this study is valid or not (I have not examined their methodology/data), I think the approach has merit.
The structure of the social network among characters in Homer’s Odyssey indicates the story is at least partially based on actual
Indirect validation of the church planting assessment process.
The famous Google interview questions? They don’t work. Here’s Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google: On the hiring side, we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an
I really do wonder if our society’s legal structure is untenable. There comes a point when there are so many laws that people are forced to ignore or disobey that people must begin to disparage the law more generally. We are certainly there in some people’s minds — how long until contempt for the legal system undermines our ability to function as a society?
I broke the law yesterday and again today and I will probably break the law tomorrow. Don’t mistake me, I have done nothing wrong. I don’t even know what laws I have broken. Nevertheless, I am reasonably confident that I
I wonder if this is true of other disciplines as well. How interesting.
Academic economics is more winner-take-all than you might think
John P. Conley and Ali Sina Onder write (pdf): We study the research productivity of new graduates of top Ph.D. programs in economics. We find that class rank is as important as departmental rank as predictors of future research productivity.
The closing anecdote is chilling.
You commit three felonies a day
In a book called Three Felonies A Day, Boston civil rights lawyer Harvey Silverglate says that everyone in the US commits felonies
This is a very interesting read, especially because most people who talk about internet porn are either absolutely convinced that it is addictive or are adamantly insisting that it is not.
Was I Actually ‘Addicted’ to Internet Pornography?
Addiction isn’t a term to be thrown around lightly. But some argue that it’s possible to become neurologically dependent on porn.
This never occurred to me, but it makes a lot of sense.
Our government will end up thwarting tech innovation and balkanizing the web
…Google Glass + NSA PRISM essentially amounts to a vision in which a foreign country is suddenly going to be flooded with American spy cameras. It seems easy to imagine any number of foreign governments having a problem with that
This is the sort of stuff I hear from students at Stanford. Interesting.
Listening to Young Atheists, Lessons for a Stronger Christianity
When a Christian foundation interviewed college nonbelievers about how and why they left religion, surprising themes emerged.
I think panel three is my favorite. Talk about a slap with the cold fish of truth.
Basic Instructions — Basic Instructions — How to Make a Difficult Decision
In honor of the 4th of July, this week’s Asking the Wrong Guy , is a special all UK edition, b…