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Articles I liked from the week of April 24th, 2016.

  1. Why Thieves Steal SoapWhy Thieves Steal Soap Apr 14, 2016 · 89,714 views This article was written by Alex Mayyasi , a Priceonomics staff writer If you want to buy soap at the…
    Liquidity über alles.

  1. Why Uber Won — Greylock PerspectivesThe Startup Steroid Era and the Use of Capital as a Performance Enhancing Drug
    Uber was the best at using cheap capital to accelerate growth simultanesouly buying speed to market and scale on both sides of it's marketplace. This article dubs 2010-2015 "The Steroid Era" of startups when the ability to raise money and wield capital as a weapon was the key skill necessary to succeed.

  1. Our Moldy World Part 1: MycotoxinsShare: Some new research has come to light that provides an explanation for why the problem of mycotoxins (mold toxins) in our food supply is becoming worse.…
    This seems well researched, but it could be well researched and wrong. Who knows? I just discovered I've been living in a very moldy house and am a bit freaked out. The article on risk perception is very appropriate here.
  2. Know This First: Risk Perception is Always Irrational.IN 2011, the city leaders of Calgary, Alberta, bowed to public pressure and ended fluoridation of the local drinking water, despite clear evidence that the…
    Risk perception is a matter of feelings not rationality. Try to communicate about risk with the language of rationality will fail. Risk communication must begin by engaging with fear and the feelings of the person you are trying to persuade. This highlights the problemn with the deficit theory. "These people are just uneducated. If they knew more they wouldn't think this way." is completely wrong.
  3. Muller's theorems1. Theorem: if ithappens, it must be possible. 2. Theorem: We never takecredit for our best skills for they come without effort. 3. Corollary…
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  1. Immortality Begins at FortyI discovered something a couple of years ago: Almost all culture, old or new, is designed for consumption by people under 40. People between 40 and Ω (an…
  2. When the sun shinesIt’s time to reveal a bit of what we’ve been doing outside the cafe. Crap Futures is keen to move beyond words (much as we like words) and put our ideas into…
  3. Who Will Debunk The Debunkers?In 2012, network scientist and data theorist Samuel Arbesman published a disturbing thesis: What we think of as established knowledge decays over time.…