Public Transit Paradise

Public Transit Paradise
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Economists Must Get More In Touch With Our Feelings

Tim Harford |

'There is a gap between people’s objective circumstances and how they feel about those circumstances. By studying that gap, we can hope to make better, more responsive policies'

Feelings matter. That is obvious enough. Less obvious is what social scientists and policy wonks should do about it. (4 minute read)

We Can Have a Public Transit Paradise

Nathan J. Robinson | Current Affairs

'Why do you want to get on something with a lot of other people, that doesn’t leave where you want it to leave, doesn’t start where you want it to start, doesn’t end where you want it to end? And it doesn’t go all the time'

We can build effective mass transit. But this requires ending the dominance of the automobile. (9 minute read)

Revolt Against the Modern World

Vladimir Tismaneanu | Quillette

'Putin’s Russia is a Fascist regime, a secular theocracy inspired by a revolutionary eschatology. It is rooted in revanche, rancor, and resentment'

Putin is the offspring of a political culture based on insuperable adversity to democracy. (4 minute read)

Carmen Ang | Visual Capitalist

'Because of its dominant market share, Google holds a vast archive of keyword searches that, when analyzed, provide an interesting glimpse into the key themes that have captured the world’s attention'

Today, Google processes about 3.5 billion searches per day. (6 minute read)

E-Waste: Five Billion Phones To Be Thrown Away In 2022

Victoria Gill | BBC

'People tend not to realise that all these seemingly insignificant items have a lot of value and together at a global level represent massive volumes'

Precious minerals not extracted from waste electronics, such as the copper in wire or the cobalt in rechargeable batteries, have to be mined. (2 minute read)

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A dive deep into what it really means to be resilient, what it isn’t, where the confusion may lie and how confusion can rear its ugly head. Robin busts some old myths and how emotions are an important factor.

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🤔 Wisdom: 'Alternating periods of activity and rest is necessary to survive, let alone thrive. Capacity, interest, and mental endurance all wax and wane. Plan accordingly' - Tim Ferriss