* “We Make Tenure Decisions Unfairly. Here’s a Better Way.” This is really a “why to end tenure and move to long-term contracts” article, though it is not pitched that way.
* Putin Exodus. Makes sense to me. Russia’s future seems bleak. For almost all of Russian history, the smartest thing a Russian person could do is leave, and today that is still true.
* “Why I remain a Never Trumper, and what it means.” Makes sense to me.
* “The Streets Were Never Free. Congestion Pricing Finally Makes That Plain..” Seems obvious to me.
* “#NotMe: On Harassment, Empowerment, and Feminine Virtue.” The rare reasonable and cogent essay in this field.
* “What happens after rich kids bribe their way into college? I teach them.” Pretty close to my experience. Look at the incentives!
* “Student activists demand the punishment of a dissenting professor Samuel Abrams: The university’s response signals a worrying tendency in academia.” Remind me why we have tenure again, per link #1?
* “The invigorating strangeness of Friedrich Nietzsche.” He looks like another word game (or word salad) writer, who, when you investigate him deeply enough, you find nothing.
* The Memetic Tribes of Culture War 2.0. Much more interesting than the title implies.
* “The Corporations Devouring American Colleges.” I would frame this as college sellout more than anything else, but it is useful. I’ve been arguing for a while that colleges have incredible marketing, perhaps the best marketing of any industry in the United States.
* The age of robot farmers? Not quite yet, but impressive progress is being made.
* Halle Butler’s novel The New Me sounds good (review at the link) but also too depressing for me to read. If you brave it, report back.