* The Upside of Your Dark Side, Free Speech, and ‘Problems of Comfort’.
* Why not to get in bar fights; even if you “win,” you often lose.
* Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation?
* “What a Student Loan ‘Bubble’ Bursting Might Look Like?” This is not a great article but the question itself is a good one. The big issues remain: 1. Student loans can’t be discharged through bankruptcy and 2. Right now, schools have almost zero incentive to systematically, substantially reduce costs to students.
* “What Europeans Talk about when They Talk about Brexit.” Fascinating, better than the title may suggest.
* “Why Internet Censorship Doesn’t Work and Never Will.” You could replace “censorship” with “moderating at scale.”
* “How America Grew Bored With Love: The pop love song and rom-com have died, relics in a world of instant gratification and consumerism.” A good polemic, but I’m not convinced it’s true.
* Riva-Melissa Tez has a very unusual background; she also has good followers on Twitter.
* Are experiences and states of mind irreducible and incredibly important for every aspect of modern life? Are they in short supply, relative to most other inputs, in the modern world? Ignore the title on this essay, which is much better than the title implies.
* Log Cabins? No, These Wooden Buildings Are High-Rises.
* “One of the most readable criticisms of US housing finance and policy I’ve ever seen,” a better title from Patrick McKenzie than the actual title.