This is stuff regular readers likely already know, but it’s nice to have links to stuff for others. Two recent op-eds from the NYT discuss how decision makers in a wide range of gatekeeper roles are more likely to make discretionary accommodations for some people than others while not noticing that this is what they’re doing:
Month: February 2015
Gillian Triggs has proved herself so far above the pitiful scrabblings of the shrivelled souls who want her to stop saying that we shouldn’t subject children to institutional abuse that she has forced them to reveal themselves for what they are.
A female author notes how schools keep deciding that boys won’t want to hear her speak about writing, while also deciding that whenever a male author visits the same school that girls will be just as interested in that author as the boys.
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When vos Savant politely responded to a reader’s inquiry on the Monty Hall Problem, a then-relatively-unknown probability puzzle, she never could’ve imagined what would unfold: though her answer was correct, she received over 10,000 letters, many from noted scholars and Ph.Ds, informing her that she was a hare-brained idiot.
This week on Catalyst: most people remove ticks incorrectly, and by doing so they vastly increase their chances of developing life-threatening allergic reactions.
NB: updated 2015/02/23 with links (below) re Abbott’s counter-terrorism czar announcement
I agree with LDP Senator David Leyonhjelm on something!
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
My review of Every Secret Thing by Marie Munkara
Any yarnery happening in your life?
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