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Saturday, November 19, 2016

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Ancap News is Amazing! : Anarcho_Capitalism

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Is this going to be a regular thing? I kinda like this. I feel a little burned on overconsumption of news the last few years that I've tuned much of it out, plus I've been real busy lately. Now I feel a little too out of the loop. Would be nice to have an ancap update each day.

Meet Johannesburg's New Libertarian Mayor - Reason.com

Meet Johannesburg's New Libertarian Mayor - Reason.com

Herman Mashaba is something new in South Africa. But can a black pro-market politician make real changes?


The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality | Mises Institute

The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality | Mises InstituteIn 1954, after a lifetime of serious theoretical work in economic science, Mises turned his attention to one of the great puzzles of all time: discovering why the intellectuals hate capitalism. The result is this socio-psycho-cultural analysis informed by economic theory.
Mises explores answers from a wide variety of angles, and discusses the nature of academic institutions, popular culture, and how vices like jealousy and envy affect theory. All play a role in preventing people from seeing the self-evident benefits of economic freedom relative to controls. His comments on the resentment of the intellectuals cut very deeply. Mises shrewdly teases the anti-capitalist bias out of contemporary fiction and popular culture generally.
In the course of his narrative, he explains aspects of the market that have generally eluded even its defenders. For example, is it true that markets dumb down the culture, exalting trashy novels and movies over higher-brow fare? Mises points out that the tastes of the masses will always and everywhere be lower than those educated and cultivated to love higher culture. But, he says, the glory of capitalism is that it brings to every sector what it wants and needs, and more of it than any other system. So, yes, there will be more trash, but also more great work as well. It is a matter of availability: Under socialism, nothing is available. Under capitalism, choice seems nearly infinite.
His is quite subtle in his analysis here and throughout. It's remarkable how his narrative applies in our time, even more than when it was written.
The style of this volume is more casual than you will find elsewhere. In some sense, it is more thrilling for it. The reader senses that Mises has unleashed a lifetime of frustration here, and shined a very bright light on some dark corners of opinion.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago



Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago




Abstract

We present the results of three large-scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) carried out in Chicago, testing interventions to reduce crime and dropout by changing the decision-making of economically disadvantaged youth. We study a program called Becoming a Man (BAM), developed by the non-profit Youth Guidance, in two RCTs implemented in 2009–10 and 2013–15. In the two studies participation in the program reduced total arrests during the intervention period by 28–35%, reduced violent-crime arrests by 45–50%, improved school engagement, and in the first study where we have follow-up data, increased graduation rates by 12–19%. The third RCT tested a program with partially overlapping components carried out in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC), which reduced readmission rates to the facility by 21%. These large behavioral responses combined with modest program costs imply benefit-cost ratios for these interventions from 5-to-1 up to 30-to-1 or more. Our data on mechanisms are not ideal, but we find no positive evidence that these effects are due to changes in emotional intelligence or social skills, self-control or “grit,” or a generic mentoring effect. We find suggestive support for the hypothesis that the programs work by helping youth slow down and reflect on whether their automatic thoughts and behaviors are well suited to the situation they are in, or whether the situation could be construed differently.
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Giles (bacteriophage) - Wikipedia

Giles (bacteriophage) - Wikipedia



Giles is a bacteriophage that infects Mycobacterium smegmatis bacteria.[1] The genome of this phage is very different from that of other mycobacteriophages and is highly mosaic. More than half of its predicted genes are novel and are not seen in other species.[2][3]




This Never Before Seen Spider Looks Like a Leaf



This Never Before Seen Spider Looks Like a LeafScientists stumbled upon the potentially new species in a Chinese rain forest.

La La Land: Listen To Emma Stone and Ryan Goslings Duet ‘City of Stars’ | IndieWire

La La Land: Listen To Emma Stone and Ryan Goslings Duet ‘City of Stars’ | IndieWire



Since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” has been generating big Oscar buzz. The Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling-starring musical follows Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, two artists struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. The first song from the film’s soundtrack was just released and you can listen to it below.



Continue reading at: http://www.indiewire.com/2016/11/la-la-land-emma-stone-ryan-gosling-city-of-stars-duet-listen-1201747887/

Thursday, November 17, 2016

100,000 beavers to be exterminated by Argentinian authorities

100,000 beavers to be exterminated by Argentinian authorities


17 NOVEMBER 2016 • 4:30PM


Authorities in Argentina have unveiled plans to entirely eradicate the beaver population of Tierra del Fuego, a province in the far south of the country.

100,000 beavers will be exterminated in the cull, which is forecast to take 10-15 years to complete.


Demonetisation: Why India’s poor will no longer believe the news | analysis | Hindustan Times

Demonetisation: Why India’s poor will no longer believe the news | analysis | Hindustan Times“But above all things, [the Prince] must keep his hands off the property of others, because men more quickly forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.”

-- Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Why I've Decided to Stop Calling Myself a Liberal


Why I've Decided to Stop Calling Myself a Liberal



In my opinion, lately far too much of what’s considered “liberalism” has been hijacked by far-left liberals who often act just as ignorant as their right-wing counterparts. Liberals who often mock conservatives for ignoring facts – as they proceed to treat facts with which they disagree much in the same regard as many conservatives do. That is, when those facts don’t support what they want to be real, they simply dismiss them. I abhor extremism in any form, be it conservative or liberal. Extremists can rarely be reasoned with and they’re often ridiculously irrational. And I’m sorry, but I’m seeing far too many liberal extremists becoming the tea party version of the liberal movement.

Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/ive-decided-stop-calling-liberal/




After Donald Trump's victory, Marine Le Pen as French president seems 'dangerously plausible'

After Donald Trump's victory, Marine Le Pen as French president seems 'dangerously plausible'



In France, the pejorative prefixes have been dropped: Marine Le Pen isn’t just “plausible”, she’s popular. And if current polls are accurate – at least six million voters so far – it seems increasingly likely that Jean-Marie Le Pen’s daughter will reach the final round of the presidential elections in April.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Carl Gustav on Twitter: "The people in blue think the people in red are the ones living in a bubble. https://t.co/NTmjIuEiN1"

Carl Gustav on Twitter: "The people in blue think the people in red are the ones living in a bubble. https://t.co/NTmjIuEiN1"

Kimberly Ross on Twitter: "Too funny not to share. @Slate, October 2012 vs November 2016. https://t.co/EQDvu9cZlT"

Kimberly Ross on Twitter: "Too funny not to share. @Slate, October 2012 vs November 2016. https://t.co/EQDvu9cZlT"

Yazidi Parents Who Survived Islamic State Name Newborn Baby 'Trump'

Yazidi Parents Who Survived Islamic State Name Newborn Baby 'Trump'







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Yazidi parents in Iraq whose family has survived atrocities at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) named their newborn child “Trump” within minutes after Republican nominee Donald Trump became the U.S. President-elect last Tuesday, reports the Haym Salomon Center.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hypocrisy and Intellectual Elitism in Student Liberalism at Emory | The Emory Wheel

Hypocrisy and Intellectual Elitism in Student Liberalism at Emory | The Emory Wheel



If liberals are so f***ing smart, how come they lose so goddamn always?”
—Will McAvoy, Newsroom
In the wake of Tuesday’s shocking election results, I have seen countless reactions from Emory’s student body. Students have cheered, cried, posted long-winded Facebook statuses and marched through campus. Many of those reactions have been personal and purely emotional, with few attempting to explore the causes of Hillary Clinton’s loss.
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The Intelligentsia Takes a Hit | Mises Wire

The Intelligentsia Takes a Hit | Mises Wire



Academics are worried about losing their influence, though they mistakenly conflate anti-intellectualism per se with opposition to intellectuals as a class. As Wellesley sociologist Thomas Cushman put it, "this election outcome . . . represents a failure of academic social science, the media, pollsters, and just about everyone in the ranks of the 'cognitive elite.' And this includes the left and the right, Democrats and Republicans. Trump has broken a lot of things, and will likely break many more, but he has also broken the intellectual/expert class and this election is a day of reckoning for that class."




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EducatédHillbilly™ on Twitter: "#BREAKING https://t.co/Furu5DYhEg"

EducatédHillbilly™ on Twitter: "#BREAKING https://t.co/Furu5DYhEg"

Jack Posobiec on Twitter: "Yesterday @Jack let #AssassinateTrump trend and today its Rape Melania #FireJackDorsey"

Jack Posobiec on Twitter: "Yesterday @Jack let #AssassinateTrump trend and today its Rape Melania #FireJackDorsey"

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