Links: Cars and death, why the rent is too damn high, doctors as debt collectors, and more!

* “Murder Machines: Why Cars Will Kill 30,000 Americans This Year.” An evergreen article. Imagine 30,000 people were killed by terrorism in the United States.

* Single-Family Home Zoning vs. ‘Generation Priced Out.’ Useful for anyone who thinks their rent is too damn high (like I do).

* “Doctors Are Fed Up With Being Turned Into Debt Collectors.” Maybe we ought to go back to a world of transparent pricing, paid in advance?

* “Chicago Expelled a Male Student 4 Days Before Graduation Because His Ex Made a Dubious Sexual Violence Claim.” More of the usual, in other words. And universities wonder why they have a PR problem!

* “Eric Schmidt on the Life-Changing Magic of Systematizing, Scaling, and Saying Thanks,” a conversation with Tyler Cowen.

* “Oil Demand for Cars Is Already Falling: Electric vehicles are displacing hundreds of thousands of barrels a day, exceeding expectations.” We get too little good news; here is some.

* “The Creation of Deviance,” note: “The activities of university administrators may also fit a larger pattern, one in which agents of social control readily create the need for their own services.”

* It is becoming more plausible to remove CO2 from air.

* The myth of stagnant incomes.

* Demand for humanities majors is low in the job market, although that is not the actual title of this essay, and you probably already know it, but I will pass it along anyway. In addition, “Telling a Lame Joke in an Elevator Can Endanger an Academic Career.” The obvious point: don’t go to grad school in the humanities.

* “The Disaster That Was the Vietnam War.” A war with few if any truly good guys.

* Robert Langlands, The Greatest Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of. Unless, of course, you’ve read Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality, as I recommend!

* Tyler Cowen’s Stubborn Attachments—A Review.

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