Danny Yee

Pathologically Polymathic (Blog)

Web pages I've been reading (and some web pages I've created)

Last update: 23 March 2017 (RSS, twitter, Facebook)

would you actually want to live in a tax haven? - Guardian
the Australian government is being run by anti-science activists - Quiggin
London may cope with Brexit better than the rest of the UK - FlipChartFairyTales
but this is trade, not services; also, immigration restrictions will hurt London more
the problem with facts - TimHarford
in Japanese, _tsundoku_ is "the stockpiling of books never consumed" - Quartz
(I'm running at a 62% read rate for books acquired while in the UK)
nice profile of @JolyonMaugham - Bloomberg
the children of rapists now get extra benefits - Guardian
how an undergraduate got the 27th Amendment to the US Constitution passed - Kut [via Tomlin]
why people claim bicycles are more dangerous than cars - AsEasyAsRiding
"pedestrian comfort and convenience only seems to be a matter of concern when cycling is involved"
the Japanese pay less than Australians for Australian gas... - MichaelWest
Ursula Le Guin answers twenty questions - TLS
The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents [my review]
a Korean blockbuster about expatriates in China - The Human Jungle [my review]
the IT disaster UK Customs is facing - EUreferendum
the UK, still obsessed by 19th century fears about poor people having children - Guardian
the baby name book for mathematical variables - MathWithBadDrawings
how newspapers lied the UK into Brexit - InFacts
"When the sanction for a huge misleading story is a minor slap on the wrist, it's hardly surprising that we are living in a world of fake news and post-truth politics"
what we can learn from the failure of Google Flu Trends - Wired
conscious consumerism is a just a distraction from the real problem - Qz
"climb on out of your upcycled wooden chair and get yourself to a town hall meeting"
how Britain became obsessed with immigration - IBTimes
is Brexit going to force the UK out of a European patent system too? - Politics
the UK over the next 5 years: the poor will get poorer + the rich richer - Sky
if you tell US immigration you're a software engineer, they administer a comp sci test?! - Twitter - News
UK immigration: undermining our high tech and creative industries - Medium
Brexit may make it easier for the _EU_ to strike new trade deals - Guardian
more "supporting family life" from the UK government - Guardian
studies show large negative effects from private school vouchers - NYT
combining category theory and cooking - Guardian
London back to glacial progress with cycling and walking improvements - @VoleOSpeed
Theresa May's previous experience with UK-EU negotiations is misleading her - Medium
four new conservative justices for Israel's supreme court... - Economist
some charts showing just how hard it is going to be for the UK to redesign its trade relationships - FT
stopping half the British population from marrying foreigners - Guardian
"There is no such thing as society. There are rich people and poor people, and the families of rich people."
Elliptic Tales: Curves, Counting, and Number Theory [my review]
EU citizens in the UK are waiting in limbo; and chaos to come - BBC
this is affecting dozens of people I know
the UK government (and media) think they can have their cake and everyone else's as well - Guardian
a Latin American perspective on Trump-style populist nationalism - Economist
resources for getting children programming - Atlassian
even positive generalisations contribute to stereotyping - Conversation
the "WTO Option" for Brexit is a complete myth - ChrisGrey
Britain's negotiating strategy: "do as I want or I will shoot myself in the head"

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Danny Yee