* “GM and Cruise announce first mass-production self-driving car.” Wow.
* The demon haunted world: How modern software enables all kinds of cheating in all kinds of domains.
* “How Local Housing Regulations Smother the U.S. Economy;” nothing here that regular readers don’t know, but the venue is of great interest.
* “Was Charlottesville a Turning Point for the ‘Alt-Right‘?” The Oklahoma City Bombing was a similar turning point in the ’90s: when anti-government rhetoric becomes “blowing shit up,” the rhetoric is no longer so acceptable and the stage after rhetoric and after voting is very bad. Someone on Twitter (I forgot who—apologies) pointed out that the extreme left in the ’70s lost steam when it started blowing shit up as well.
* Music is sex, a podcast on Slate and thus presumably SFW. Seems kind of obvious, though.
* “Attacked by Rotten Tomatoes;” Hollywood is apparently angry that fewer people are seeing shitty movies. But Rotten Tomatoes has been around for a long time; what else has changed recently?
* “Impeaching Trump is a long shot. There’s another way to protect the country.” This would at least be an improvement.
* “Forager v Farmer, Elaborated.”
* “The Uncomfortable Truth About Campus Rape Policy: At many schools, the rules intended to protect victims of sexual assault mean students have lost their right to due process.” Who could have predicted…
* “Pile it high: Singapore’s prefab tower revolution.” It’s possible to dramatically lower the cost of construction itself.
* “The story of Quillette,” which I’ve been wondering about.
* “Why Teachers Need Freedom.” Seems obvious to me.