Links this week:
- An excellent Econtalk podcast with Jonathan Haidt. Just don’t buy his lines about group selection – my reasons here.
- Steven Pinker’s amusing article on the Ivy League. Pinker also pointed out this oldie but goodie – Bell Curve Liberals.
- Greg Clark applies his work on social mobility to immigration. Reihan Salam comments.
- A great swipe at “talent deniers”.
- Tracking supercentenarians.
- The agricultural origins of time preference – I’ll blog about this once I digest. HT: Tyler Cowen
- The cognitive gains from Head Start fade out by elementary school.
- I’m back into my habit of linking to Andrew Gelman articles every week – this time a great rant about expected utility titled “It’s as if you went into a bathroom in a bar and saw a guy pissing on his shoes, and instead of thinking he has some problem with his aim, you suppose he has a positive utility for getting his shoes wet“