Read — 2013/04/23

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Boston Suspect Is Charged and Could Face the Death Penalty“, by Katharine Q. Seelye, Michael S. Schmidt, & William K. Rashbaum (NY Times).
  2. Another Scourge in His Sights“, by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. (NY Times). A profile of Dr. Donald R. Hopkins, bravely eradicating the world of the guinea worm disease. After reading the description of the disease, you, like Dr. Hopkins’s mother, will encourage him, “Don’t Quit“.
  3. The Confidence Question“, by David Brooks (NY Times). M Brooks solicits his readers’ help to answer questions about confidence and gender, overconfidence versus underconfidence.
  4. Game Theory: Jane Austen Had It First“, by Jennifer Schuessler (NY Times). UCLA political science professor Michael Chwe argues that Jane Austen, not John von Neumann, is the true father — er, mother — of game theory.