A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Tag: China

Read : 2020-02-07

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. China sacrifices a province to save the world from coronavirus” (Bloomberg News, 2020-02-05). Widespread shortages and resignation in Hubei province.
  2. The Democratic primaries will be a contest between radicals and repairers” (The Economist, 2020-02-06).

Read : 2020-02-06

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. How China manipulates foreign firms” by Ben Halder (OZY, 2019-12-11). A more accurate title, perhaps: “How China uses its market power to its advantage. Why are you surprise?”
  2. A better way to optimize” by Brad Stulberg (The Growth Equation, 2020-02). “When you optimize for real you move deliberately instead of rushing. You are in control of your day instead of being controlled by your day.”
  3. Why we ease off when our goal is near” by Steve Magness (The Growth Equation, 2020-02). “We have to train against this natural desire, teaching our mind and body to hold ourselves to the quality that we had when we were filled with enthusiasm at the beginning of the project. Make it a habit. Or, as the track coaches of the world always say, ‘Always practice running through the line, not to it!'”

Read : 2020-01-10

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. China’s industrial policy has worked better than critics think” (The Economist, 2020-01-02).
  2. Continents of the underworld come into focus” by Joshua Sokol (Quanta Magazine, 2020-01-07).
  3. What made the moon? New ideas try to rescue a troubled theory” by Rebecca Boyle (Quanta Magazine, 2017-08-02).
  4. Black Britons know why Meghan Markle wants out” by Afua Hirsch (NY Times, 2020-01-09).
  5. The workplace of 2050, according to experts” by Michelle Ma (Wall Street Journal, 2020-01-08).

Read : 2019-12-18

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Graduate students strike” by Marina N. Bolotnikova (Harvard Magazine, 2020-01/02).
  2. Forum: Doing less harm” by David Hemenway (Harvard Magazine, 2020-01/02).
  3. The mystery of mathematics” by Jacob Barandes (Harvard Magazine, 2020-01/02).
  4. Famous fluid equations spring a leak” by Kevin Hartnett (Quanta Magazine, 2019-12-18).
  5. What is chocolate? Don’t go through the rest of your life not knowing” by Alex Beggs (Basically, 2019-12-11).
  6. Why California should not adopt New York’s ‘right to shelter’” by Deborah Padgett (OZY, 2019-12-18).
  7. A surveillance net blankets China’s cities, giving police vast powers” by Paul Mozur & Aaron Krolik (NY Times, 2019-12-11).

Read : 2019-11-03

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Gaggle knows everything about teens and kids in school“, by Caroline Haskins (BuzzFeed, 2019-11-01). This is modern life, as we have allowed it to become.
  2. ‘Defend China’s honour’: Beijing releases new morality guidelines for citizens“, by Lily Kuo (The Guardian, 2019-10-29). To some extent, could this serve as a warning to our personal lives, about what happens when we want to tell others how to behave?
  3. Sara Hall just wants to have fun (and 8 other pieces of running advice)“, by Erin Strout (Women’s Running, 2019-10-30).

    [My races] don’t define me, and my self-worth isn’t on the line… As a result, every year I’m freer to take big risks.

  4. Code girls: The women cryptographers of WWII“, by Maria Popova (Brain Pickings, 2017-12-11). A discursive survey highlighting the role women played in US code-breaking efforts, especially during World War II.

Read : 2019-10-22

Top articles:

  1. Snowden in the labyrinth“, by Jonathan Lethem (The New York Review of Books, 2019-10-24). A thoughtful analysis of and reflection on Edward Snowden’s memoir, “Permanent record”.

Other articles:

  1. History is made as Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first human to break the two-hour marathon barrier” (INEOS 1:59 Challenge, 2019-10-12).
  2. Marathon records test the limits of human physiology and shoe technology“, by Joshua Robinson (Wall Street Journal, 2019-10-13).
  3. Should consumers be able to sell their own personal data?“, by Christopher Tonetti & Cameron F. Kerry (Wall Street Journal, 2019-10-13).
  4. How ‘white guilt’ in the age of Trump shapes the Democratic primary“, by Astead W. Herndon (New York Times, 2019-10-13).
  5. Overlooked no more: Mitsuye Endo, a name linked to justice for Japanese-Americans“, by Stephanie Buck (New York Times, 2019-10-13).
  6. Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer“, by Neil Tweedie (The Guardian, 2018-04-29).
  7. College volleyball rankings: The toughest tests left for the top teams“, by Michella Chester (NCAA, 2019-10-15). Baylor vs Texas. Twice.
  8. China weaponizes education to control Tibet“, by Ben Halder (OZY, 2019-10-16). Is Tibet the only place where this happens, and the Chinese government the only perpetrator? Are there not unnerving parallels to central control of education in other countries? perhaps yours?
  9. Dogs 101: Everything you should know about bathing your dog” (DogTime). Brush before bathing, use lukewarm water (dog skin is sensitive!), use dog shampoo (dog skin is sensitive!), rinse very very well, air dry, TREATS!!!
  10. Start your autonomous engines (Rivian vs. Cruise vs. Uber ATG“, by Michael Wenner (EquityZen, 2019-10-16). An overview of three companies involved with electric and autonomous vehicles.
  11. How to talk to a woman“, by John Gorman (Medium, 2018-01-29).
  12. Ordinary people focus on the outcome. Extraordinary people focus on the process.“, by Anthony Moore (Medium, 2018-08-28).
  13. 10 habits of consistently happy people“, by Anton Chevalier (Medium, 2019-04-08).

Math and science articles:

  1. Inherited learning? It happens, but how is uncertain“, by Viviane Callier (Quanta Magazine, 2019-10-16).
  2. With category theory, mathematics escapes from equality“, by Kevin Hartnett (Quanta Magazine, 2019-10-10).
  3. Alexander Grothendieck (1928-2014)“, by David Mumford & John Tate (Nature, 2015-01-14). In memoriam.

On derived categories and infinity categories:

  1. The language of infinity-categories” (Kerodon).
  2. Emily Riehl” (Johns Hopkins University). Dr. Riehl’s home page.
  3. Lectures on infinity categories“, by Vladimir Hinich (arXiv, 2018-11-04).
  4. Understanding the derived infinity category“, by Akhil Mathew (Climbing Mount Bourbaki. 2012-07-14).
  5. Gabriel’s theorem and birational geometry“, by John Calabrese & Roberto Pirisi (2018-04-06).

Read : 2019-08-28

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. How China uses LinkedIn to recruit spies abroad“, by Edward Wong (NY Times, 2019-08-28).
  2. “, by Tangotiger (Game theory: SaberSeminar presentation by Straight Arrow reader Vicente). Video of the presentation (9m18s) on YouTube.

Read : 2019-08-23

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. The next trick for CRISPR is gene-editing pain away“, by Antonio Regalado (MIT Technology Review, 2019-08-22).
  2. Terry Crews on being dead broke, his career turning point, and the mindset shift that fuels his success“, by Jenna Goudreau (CNBC, 2019-02-13). Accepting responsibility (though Crews’s “any time” is too extreme), doing what it takes, distinguishing money from “equity and honor”, turning goals into habits into you, finding someone you respect to tell you the truth, believing that “[y]ou don’t have to prove anything to anybody”.
  3. Huawei shows the Chinese internet will win“, by Michael K. Spencer (Medium, 2019-05-20).

Read : 2019-08-16

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. What’s the deal with that inverted yield curve? A sports analogy might help“, by Neil Irwin (NY Times, 2019-08-15).
  2. Many democrats love Elizabeth Warren. They also worry about her.“, by Jonathan Martin (NY Times, 2019-08-15). The article highlights a shocking degree of prejudice and pragmatism in the American electorate.
  3. How world leaders ruined the global economy“, by Steven Rattner (NY Times, 2019-08-15). Technocratic sentiment, through and through, but this quote rings true:

    Any chief executive officer who botched his or her job as badly as most of these leaders have would be fired.

Read : 2019-08-13

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Hong Kong protestors overwhelm airports for second day“, by Jon Emont (Wall Street Journal, 2019-08-13).
  2. Protests put Hong Kong on collision course with China’s communist party“, by Javier C. Hernández & Amy Qin (NY Times, 2019-08-12).
  3. With pens, paper and motorcycles, journalists chronicle Kashmir crackdown“, by Sameer Yasir & Jeffrey Gettleman (NY Times, 2019-08-12).
  4. Two ebola drugs show promise amid ongoing outbreak“, by Amy Maxmen (Nature, 2019-08-12). Two drugs, REGN-EB3 and mAB114, are derived from ebola antibodies. Both led to a 90% survival rate when administered shortly after initial infection.
  5. Harry Reid: The filibuster is suffocating the will of the American people“, by Harry Reid (NY Times, 2019-08-12).
  6. It’s 2043. We need a new American dream for the A.I. revolution“, by Baobao Zhang (NY Times, 2019-08-12).