Read — 2017/12/20

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Are your taxes going down or up?” (Wall Street Journal). A “closer look” at the effect of the U.S. tax reform on various groups. While it’s good to know how legislation affects you, let’s not get caught up in the effect on “our” group, remembering to consider the grand effect of a law on our community and society more generally.
  2. Glow in the dark sharks: new species discovered in Hawaii — and it glows“, by Lauren Smith (The Guardian). Arguably way cooler than sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.
  3. The Soviet era’s deadliest scientist is regaining popularity in Russia“, by Sam Kean (The Atlantic). A sobering reminder to each of us not to let political allegiances control our judgment.