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HWFO Reading List July 2023
Herein, find a list of articles we’re discussing in the HWFO subscriber only Slack channel. To join the Slack server and chat with other readers of HWFO, subscribe via this button:
Jessie Singal continuing to point out transgender misinformation from a relatively fair vantage point:
A look at the very incomplete case that modern weed increases schizophrenia.
YLE, which is a publication we both love and hate on HWFO, does as reasonable a job as anyone has trying to figure out what the actual impacts of the RVW ruling look like:
Posted for the phrase “change recession”
Rozado continues with his efforts on data driven woketracking:
A really crunchy look at how excess mortality from Covid (and or vax, depending on your kool aid flavor) moved through the country regionally:
The Shellenberger / Taibbi smoking-gun and or not-smoking-gun depending on your position on Lab Leak:
Mises struggles with human fallibility:
Simon Sarris considers parenting:
Not reading but rather watching, I’m not a huge fan of Wesley Yang’s writing style in Year Zero, nor am I a huge fan of his podcast hosting ability to be honest, but here he does a good job letting an amazing guest talk - the lead attorney on the case where Affirmative Action was “overturned” and or “clarified” depending on your point of view. This is a great podcast:
This is hard to describe but very good. Toying with HWFO Egregore concepts and/or rational/postrat memeplex concepts using different terminology:
More egregore sightings:
I’ve been meaning to do a full article about the top to bottom true costs of wind and solar, but the research involved in doing that topic properly is daunting. Thankfully Manhattan Contrarian did it for me:
This is just weird.
HWFO Slack got into a huge argument about whether this article about the history of the USA was good or not, so you’re going to have to form your own opinion:
This article by Yglesias tremendously pissed me off so I’m hate-sharing it. Here he seems to be trying to do a tongue in cheek mea culpa about the left’s (and Vox’s in particular) behavior during Covid.
People are already making fakenews GPT bots:
Video on how to make ChatGPT write original music and port it to MIDI:
An old Slate Star Codex classic about Thanksgiving:
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