The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Decent science fiction novel about a tramp starship with crew members of various species on a long mission to create a hyperspace gate. Very cutesy with lots of Hugging and Learning. Seems a bit old fashioned somehow with its humanoid aliens with moderately different cultures. Still enjoyable though, despite the slow pace it has appealing characters and a refreshing emphasis on peace over violence.
Socioeconomics. Dueling Economic Models and How to Score Them . Asylum claims are not the cause of the UK’s record immigration. The changing distribution of work across British households: "the proportion of workless households in 2015 reaching a 30 year low – falling from 20.5 per cent in 1996 to 15.4 per cent in 2015".
Politics. The Guantánamo in New York You’re Not Allowed to Know About. A piece on Corbyn, written for Tories. The great defect of the Out campaign is its inability to agree on what a post-EU future looks like. Lindy West on doxxing of Roosh V.
Sci/Tech. Dutch police use eagles to take down drones, Japan sticks with counter-drones. Taking the wrong lesson from Uber: startups need to be cheaper and better. Is there evidence for a set point that regulates human body weight?
Random. The Creeping Plague Of Ghastly Facadism. British TV map. The Marital Duel. A tribute to Mrs Slocombe's Pussy. One letter typo profanity generator. Find your power animal. You're annoyed by people who fight for justice. Oldest tartan discovered.
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