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A Congressional Review Act For the Court - The Atlantic
A good suggestion for reigning in a Supreme Court without fundamentally undermining it.
via:GoogleNews  law  TheAtlantic 
november 2019 by mcherm
How America Lost Its Religion - The Atlantic
Starting suddenly right around 1970 "none" became a growing religious affiliation. This author speculates the political Christian right was a cause.
sociology  via:reddit  religion  TheAtlantic 
september 2019 by mcherm
The Amazon Is on Fire, but Earth Has Plenty of Oxygen - The Atlantic
Photosynthesis binds hydrogens on carbon chains leaving oxygen. But breaking down the carbon chains always re-consumes the same oxygen. Burn every living thing and we'd still have ~20% oxygen in the air -- it is balanced by buried carbon chains.
science  via:reddit  TheAtlantic 
august 2019 by mcherm
Kleptocracy Is on the Rise in America - The Atlantic
US banking KYC laws exempt real estate transactions. In fact, the US banking system is now the world's best for hiding stolen money abroad. And US ethical standards are falling.
TheAtlantic  via:reddit  banking  corruption 
february 2019 by mcherm
Young People Are Having Less Sex - The Atlantic
Really detailed article on why the frequency of sex and likely the quality of it have decreased in western culture in the past few decades.
sex  via:reddit  sociology  science  TheAtlantic  thoughtful 
december 2018 by mcherm
Why People Still Use Fax Machines - The Atlantic
My take-away from this article is that the law is the reason why some areas (medicine, law, etc) are still mired in obsolete technology.
TheAtlantic  via:HackerNews  technology  law  innovation 
november 2018 by mcherm
The Day I Drove for Amazon Flex - The Atlantic
The package delivery folks Amazon pays as independent contractors get kind of a difficult job for somewhat low pay.
TheAtlantic  employment  amazon  via:HackerNews 
august 2018 by mcherm
The Marshmallow Test: What Does It Really Measure? - The Atlantic
This article claims a larger follow-up study showed the marshmallow test results are fully explained by correlation with the wealth of the participants.
psychology  science  via:HackerNews  ReplicationCrisis  TheAtlantic 
june 2018 by mcherm
Title IX Is Too Easy to Abuse - The Atlantic
Case involved "race" to report first when both were drunk, as well as possible revenge for a friend previously kicked out by title 9 proceedings.
Title9  law  via:reddit  TheAtlantic 
june 2018 by mcherm
Microaggressions and the Rise of Victimhood Culture - The Atlantic
Just as honor culture resolves conflict one was and "dignity culture" is more how I was raised, we have recently seen the rise of "victimhood culture".
sociology  culture  culturewar  victimhood  via:reddit  TheAtlantic 
february 2018 by mcherm
The Curious Life of an Extra, From '30 Rock' to 'The Good Wife' - The Atlantic
You can make a living as a "stand in" who lets the camera operators and other folks rehearse while the start is still in makeup.
personal_net  TheAtlantic  via:HackerNews 
january 2018 by mcherm
The Myth of the Barter Economy - The Atlantic
Economists say "before the invention of money, there was barter". But actually, anthropologists have some evidence that barter DOESN'T exist as a system. Non-monetary cultures use weirder and wilder systems.
anthropology  economics  TheAtlantic  via:HackerNews 
july 2017 by mcherm
The Overprotected Kid - The Atlantic
Nice article on free range kids... how playgrounds changed over the decades and why.
freerangekids  via:HackerNews  TheAtlantic 
march 2015 by mcherm

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