My Faults My Own

…beleaguered by the same

negation and despair,

show an affirming flame.

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: October 15)

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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Blog: Marginal Revolution | Is the World Bank lending too much to China? — "As I understand it, the World Bank makes money on these loans and there is a cross-subsidy of other Bank activities, most of all aid. A World Bank that stopped such loans would be poorer and less skilled, and over time could devolve into one of the poorer, less effective poverty-fighting parts of the United Nations, without much of a political power base at that."


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Blog: Marginal Revolution | Blade Runner 2049 (some Straussian spoilers) — "It hardly makes any concessions to the Hollywood vices of this millennium and indeed much of the Tysons Corner

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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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