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Rebecca Gebhardt-Brizi out-does herself in this post.

Speaking of TED Talks, this one came up in the Less Wrong Facebook group the other day. It is interesting, so I am linking to it, but I also think it is deeply flawed.

Foreign aid tangibly affects economic growth. (HT: Tyler Cowen) This is not exactly earth-shattering news, but it is nevertheless important. There are implications about capital stocks that I think many people are inclined to miss.

An excellent post on personal finance strategies, if you can parse it all.

James Schneider writes about the fact that hijab bans often backfire. In other words, the more hostile you are to a person's ideas, the more polarized they tend to become.

David Friedman has been writing some great posts on climate change: Here, here, and here.

I'm not an expert on these things, but I think this marks the end of Bitcoin, but not the end of "crypto-currency." I think the technology is too revolutionary to die. I also think that the major lesson to be learned from Mt. Gox is that nobody actually needs this kind of "exchange" to use crypto-currencies. I say, "I think," because I am just speculating based on my impressions of things.

I had no idea this was going to happen.