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November 2016

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fractals: two popular mathematics books - A Very Short Introduction / Endlessly Repeated Geometrical Figures [my review]
we're not in the 1920s, but fascism is on the rise again - Conversation
"mainstream conservatives fear the drift of their own voters to more muscular, anti-immigrant demagogues on the right [and] espouse the right's priorities and accommodate its hate speech"
the conservatives are selling out to the radical right - Guardian
Brexit is going to be protracted, disorderly, hamfisted - Guardian
the Putin generation seeks security and stability - NationalGeographic [via Cosma]
letting Catholic priests into Australia was a mistake - Monthly
a famous Go encounter: the Ear-Reddening Game - Senseis [via AndrewGelman]
the limitations of randomised controlled trials - NakedCapitalism
not managing at all in Pontypool - Guardian
an introduction to large scale balance in atmospheric flows on the spinning globe - YouTube
Brexit: the view from Brussels is pretty gloomy - CER
a call for action on weight bias - JEadDisord
is K stuck in a simulation? - Another Man's City [my review]
just put in the bollards, just do it! - Guardian
road crashes cost the UK 2% of GDP - FleetNews [via @beztweets]
the Rockefeller Fund versus Exxon - NYROB
who will command the robot armies? - IdleWords
the UK is going to have to build entire new bureaucracies to replace shared European ones - NewStatesman
a map showing the most common word in each country's Wikipedia article - Imgur
tax reliefs are welfare for the wealthy - WaitingForTax [via @JolyonMaugham]
a children's book update, approaching four - Oxford Blog
"a failure to reach an agreement after 2 years would be damaging for the rest of the EU, catastrophic for the UK" - FlipchartFairyTales
the US is an institutionalised two-party state - JacobinMag
the KKK and the American Nazi Party are happy with Trump's decisions so far - CNN
the idea that global warming is the result of solar variation is completely bogus - RealClimate
What can the world learn from educational change in Finland? - Finnish Lessons 2.0 [my review]
git for humans - SpeakerDeck [via Cosma]
India is now blinding people en masse in Kashmir - Guardian
just like the Victorians, today's middle classes use morality to assert class dominance - Jacobin
"car crash" financial services Brexit planning by government: "no decisive leadership, no firm grasp of the issues" - Sky
be afraid, be very afraid, but prepare to fight - NYROB [via @marklauer]
cheap online deliveries + no labour regulation = stupidly low wages (speeding vans, congested streets) - BBC
the Japanese are boring realists when evaluating Britain's future - Guardian
most US citizens have limited access to the legal system - NYROB
what role for India in the UK's post-Brexit economy? - Bloomberg
how the Dutch do sustainable safety - AsEasyAsRiding
Poems in the Fu Form From the Han and Six Dynasties - Chinese Rhyme-Prose [my review]
three textbooks - Fractal Geometry / Fractals Everywhere / A Tale of Two Fractals [my review]
the fascists in Hungary are falsifying the history of 1956 - HungarianSpectrum
teaching Ugandan primary school children how to detect bullshit health claims - Vox
the latest study of the role of transport in health - Lancet
May offers a special club for ultra-rich Indians, but her immigration obsession blocks any free trade deal - Guardian
boycott Daily Mail advertisers? - @StopFundingHate
after allowing for parental background, Australian private schools do no better than public ones - Age - IZA
Kaifeng: being Jewish and Chinese - NYT
MAD legacy: the pyramid in remote North Dakota - Fusion [vis Cosma]
a Dutch supermarket: enabling cycling actually makes driving easier - AsEasyAsRiding

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