“As of March 2017, we find that Sci-Hub’s database contains 68.9% of all 81.6 million scholarly articles, which rises to 85.2% for those published in closed access journals…estimate that over a six-month period in 2015–2016, Sci-Hub provided access for 99.3% of valid incoming requests.Hence, the scope of this resource suggests the subscription publishing model is becoming unsustainable.” The Intercept: US Lawmakers Seek To Criminally Outlaw Support For Boycott Campaign Against Israel vs.Machine Learning Applied To Initial Romantic Attraction: “Crucially [machine learning techniques] were unable to predict relationship variance using any combination of traits and preferences reported beforehand.” See also my previous post on this topic.Study by Amir Sariaslan and others: after adjusting for unobserved familial risk factors, no link between poverty and crime.Experts estimate such squandering eats up about 5 billion a year — as much as a quarter of all the country’s health care spending.” xhxhxhxh: the research on what leads to intrastate conflict and rebellion.No effect for traditional worries like income inequality or ethnic polarization, etc. Vice: Everyone Hates Neoliberals, So We Talked To Some.
This suggests that six decades of Communism may not have a dramatic impact upon the elites”.
It also costs health systems billions of dollars per year.
And key quote: “Pro Publica has been researching why the U. health care system is the most expensive in the world.
Freddie de Boer: Bernie Sanders Is A Socialist In Name Only.
I really like this piece, and I was going to write it if nobody else did.
Andrew Gelman takes on James Heckman; read the comments for some good debate around Perry-Preschool-style interventions. Make sure to spin it around to get the full 3-D effect.