Saturday, December 22, 2012

Too Much Information for a Saturday

I just opened a bunch of tabs I found from Twitter links, and I'm feeling overwhelmed by them all, plus some others that have been sitting open for a bit longer. So many interesting thoughts that my brain feels like it's on fire. The solution: put them here with just the titles and the links.

More cars on the road make you late, but some cars make you much later than others (The Atlantic Cities project)

The simple truth about gun control (Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker)

The NRA and the 'positive good' of maximum guns (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

Free trade in Medicare benefits: the best idea you won't hear in Washington: An international free market in healthcare would solve America's Medicare funding problem, but deficit hawks just want cuts (by economist Dean Baker)

Mental health checks for gun buyers: weak, chaotic, full of loopholes (Mother Jones)

You can't say that -- "the real choice we face, is not between climate protection on one hand and economic growth on the other. It’s between planned economic contraction (with government managing the post-carbon transition through infrastructure investment and useful make-work programs) as a possible but unlikely strategy, and unplanned, unmanaged economic and environmental collapse as our default scenario." (Post Carbon Institute)

Thorium (the future of nuclear energy?)

Wal-Mart nixed paying Bangladesh suppliers to fight fire (Bloomberg News)

Cornstalks everywhere but nothing else, not even a bee (Robert Krulwich via NPR)

Expert on mental illness reveals her own fight (New York Times)

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