IN  WHICH Ross Rheingans-Yoo—a sometime artist, economist, poet, trader, expat, EA, and programmer—writes on things of int­erest.

# Reading Feed (last update: March 17)

A collection of things that I was glad 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 | The rise of the temporary scientist — relevant to my interests, naturally.

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Has the Tervuren Central African museum been decolonized? — "In a word, no. They shut the place down for five years and spent $84 million, to redesign the displays, and what they reopened still looks and feels incredibly colonial. That’s not an architectural complaint, only that the museum cannot escape what it has been for well over a century..." Neat: Submarine Cable Map ### (15) READ MORE # Lower Tuitions at Stanford ### (1) Stanford's in the news today for: Stanford just made tuition free for families earning less than$125,000 per year. The news is usually accompanied by pictures of smiling students and balloons:

![A smiling student and some balloons.](https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GP8i9YtvQXHjqMTTceFG2FUVghw=/0x67:3000x2067/1280x720/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/46026212/GettyImages-450672734.0.jpg" caption="For example.)

...and it usually takes the article in question a few paragraphs to get around to noting that:

The announcement is an expansion of Stanford's old financial aid policy, which previously applied to students from families making less than $100,000 per year. (...) ...which raises the question: Just how many students at Stanford come from families with incomes greater than$100k and less than $125k? ...and just how desperately did those families need to have their tuition costs reduced from $\leq$$13.5k[1] to $5k[2]? (EDIT | A bird in my ear mentions that$100k/yr puts you in the 80%tile of American families, which