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Tuesday Links

  1. White supremacy, terrorism and the failure of Reconstruction in the United States.
  2. When do ideological enemies ally?
  3. Inflation is here – these 35 metrics tell you how much to worry.
  4. How vintage video games became big money investments.
  5. Republicans have taken a brave stand in defence of tax cheats.
  6. The radical women who paved the way for free speech and free love.
  7. How Spotify has changed music libraries forever.
  8. The swashbuckling lawyer who’s taking on the Sackler family.
  9. J.D. Vance: from Hillbilly Elegy to Hamptons weekender.
  10. Tokyo 2020: how COVID-19 could still disrupt the Olympic Games.
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Monday Links

  1. Personal Mythologists (1994-97 New Journalism) Introduction.
  2. Vienna is the new Havana Syndrome hotspot.
  3. When the applause just won’t end.
  4. Why Democrats should fear inflation.
  5. The Anthony Bourdain doc is no hagiography.
  6. Why are we weird?
  7. How Western policymakers can engage the new Arab diasporas.
  8. Political data science with David Shor.
  9. The end of ‘the end of inflation‘.
  10. The best and worst of times for South Africa.

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Sunday Links

  1. I like your old stuff better than your new stuff (new newsletter post).
  2. I like your old stuff better than your new stuff (Regurgitator song).
  3. What the “creator economy” promises – and what it actually does.
  4. One by one, my friends were sent to the camps.
  5. The problem of the small landlord and other pandemic relief traps.
  6. Master’s degrees are the second biggest scam in higher education.
  7. #FreeBritney update: ‘Killed my dreams.’
  8. Why Jane Goodall still has hope for us humans.
  9. What does the Federal Reserve mean when it talks about tapering?
  10. China, Big Tech and Cyber Defense: The world according to Amy Zegart.
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Friday Links

  1. What makes a cult a cult?
  2. Haiti and the Trump illusion.
  3. The Supreme Court’s total war on Congress.
  4. How heat waves destroy the human body.
  5. What economist Tyler Cowen is reading.
  6. What next in Israel and Iran’s shadow war?
  7. After the end of history.
  8. Ending lockdown.
  9. Australia is making a bid for power in the Pacific.
  10. Fear of deaf cinema.
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Thursday Links

  1. The persistent fantasy of a Trump knockout punch.
  2. The energy revolution is tweaking OPEC out.
  3. Fox News adds climate coverage to its portfolio of destruction.
  4. St Vincent’s journey into magical memory.
  5. No one knows who’s in charge of Haiti.
  6. Crypto scammers rip off billions as pump-and-dump schemes go digital.
  7. How COVID could reshape capitalism.
  8. How all my politically correct bones were broken.
  9. Canada: America’s nearest ally.
  10. How Beijing’s narrative of U.S. decline is leading to strategic overconfidence.
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Wednesday Links

  1. Congratulations to Professor Axel Bruns who received an Australian Research Council Laureate grant today.
  2. The campaign against big tech.
  3. The autocrat’s legacy.
  4. Fred Kaplan on Afghanistan.
  5. How Eric Adams did it.
  6. The public choice outreach conference.
  7. China admits using economic statecraft against Australia.
  8. The insightful Barry Ritholtz on Robinhood’s IPO.
  9. My first ever academic journal article (from 1999) on the Nine Inch Nails double album The Fragile.
  10. How should the G-7 respond to China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
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Tuesday Links

  1. Margaret Atwood on driving lessons.
  2. The first glimmer of accountability.
  3. End the war on whistleblowers.
  4. America’s condos are hitting a tipping point.
  5. Huxley, Burroughs and the Church of Scientology.
  6. Why you can’t turn your Roth IRA into a billion-dollar tax shelter.
  7. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Leo Strauss.
  8. Tyler Cowen: abolishing tenure is the least of my proposals.
  9. What if the truth isn’t out there?
  10. The revival of Stoicism.
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Monday Links

  1. You can now read a sample chapter and the milestone documentation from my 2020 Monash University embargoed political science PhD.
  2. A 2020 reading list for Early and Mid Career academic researchers.
  3. My rejected 2009 proposal for 33 1/3 Books on Queensryche’s 1988 concept album Operation: Mindcrime.
  4. The only thing integrating America.
  5. The Biden White House has an Exxon problem.
  6. Celebrating the Fourth with a little Liberty.
  7. Can Ukraine find a unifying national message?
  8. Report of the Task Force on Financial Stability.
  9. Peter Martin on the Intergenerational Report.
  10. The New Yorker and Britney Spears’ conservatorship.
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Friday Links

  1. The published version of my new Futures journal article on Richard Slaughter – free to download for the next 50 days.
  2. What deadlines do to lifetimes.
  3. 3 principles now define the pandemic.
  4. Global tax overhaul endorsed by 130 nations as deal gets closer.
  5. Iran and U.S. strategy: looking beyond the JCPOA.
  6. Trump.org CFO indicted: is the big man next?
  7. The betrayal of justice that set Bill Cosby free.
  8. The fight against corruption needs to get ugly.
  9. Aliens in the age of anxiety.
  10. The attack on ‘critical race theory‘.
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Thursday Links

  1. George Packer and the collapse of American identity.
  2. How Rumsfeld deserves to be remembered.
  3. Yes, it’s still a conservative court.
  4. How much should we trust technology?
  5. The dream of Florida is dead.
  6. Defending truth from the war on facts.
  7. The AIs that bind.
  8. Taming the new wild west.
  9. Why Iran matters for American national interest.
  10. The way forward in Afghanistan.