My Faults My Own

One's ponens is another's tollens.

IN WHICH Ross Rheingans-Yoo, a sometimes-poet and erstwhile student of Computer Science and Math, oc­cas­ion­al­ly writes on things of int­erest.

Reading Feed (last update: September 17)

A collection of things that I was happy I read. Views expressed by linked authors are chosen because I think they're interesting, not because I think they're correct, unless indicated otherwise.


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Short: The Washington Post’s robot reporter has published 850 articles in the past year — h/t Tyler Cowen


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Blog: Marginal Revolution | Why do Swedes support their far-right parties? — "Using Swedish election data, I show that shocks to unemployment risk among unskilled native-born workers account for 5 to 7 percent of the increased vote share for the Swedish far-right party Sweden Democrats. In areas with an influx of unskilled immigrants equal to a one standard deviation larger than the average influx, the effect of the unemployment risk shock to unskilled native-born workers is exacerbated by almost 140 percent."

Blog: Marginal Revolution | I find it remarkable

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Class Notes

Classes started yesterday (though my median class wasn't until 11:30 today), and, on a lark, I decided to take my notes, not on paper (as I have for the first five semesters of my college career), nor in \(\LaTeX\) (like a reasonable person), but here, on my blog site. This has the benefits of (1) being easier to share with other people and (2) lowering the activation energy for me looking them up come finals-time.

It has the problems of it being really annoying to write MathJax-compatible Markdown. (For other people facing this problem, Ore Babarinsa / Ben Kuhn suggest Madoko.) But I'm getting better at it, and I'm already at the rate where I can live-write these things, so it's not so bad.

Anyway, without further ado:

Maybe if I build up some momentum, I'll finally have

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