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jpleary:

Dear Sir or Madam, But Most Likely Sir:

I am writing to apply for your advertised position in Social Innovation. As a Comparative Literature Ph.D, I am proficient in the fabrication of closed tautological circles of non-meaning; this makes me the ideal candidate for a job seeking…

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ftalphaville:

Best evidence that Abenomics is working comes from a chart that BOJ boss Kuroda presented at Jackson Hole last weekend:

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(Matt)

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paulftompkins:

This show is on tonight and I cannot wait for it.

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gerrycanavan:

my pedagogy

gerrycanavan:

my pedagogy

(Source: johnnythehorse)

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A long, despairing journey through compliance as the deadline looms and cryptic messages mount, when: suddenly, a person!

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"The ultimate point, for me, is that while race and gender injustice are inherently separate from class injustice, the best solutions to race and gender injustice are class solutions. For decades, we’ve tried to fight racism by being nice about race, by not saying bad words. It’s utterly failed. Instead, we should advance structural, economic solutions to structural, economic problems. Like reparations!"

Fredrik deBoer

I agree.

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Some traders who understand Occupy better than Occupy ever did, or: why horizontal discourse anarchism is the opiate of the lefty masses.

Some traders who understand Occupy better than Occupy ever did, or: why horizontal discourse anarchism is the opiate of the lefty masses.

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I think any intellectually curious person would be likely to find theology interesting. Even in the minimal case, a strict atheist should find a wild universe with strange consequences, like adding homemade wizard pieces to a round of Settlers of Catan.

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gerrycanavan:

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Sociology of Verbal Tics

Assume a group of people all of whom have persistent verbal tics at the:

  • beginning (‘So, …’ or ‘Okay, …’),
  • middle (‘…, and uh, …’ or ‘…, like, …’), or
  • end (‘…, right?’ or ‘…, no?’)

of their sentences.

Record these people speaking each of a set of 3-5 speeches and play the recordings to volunteers. Volunteers will complete surveys rating speakers in terms of clarity, competence, confidence, and so on. The variety of speeches would ensure that ratings were not due to a preference for the content of some speeches over others.

I wonder if some tics would be perceived as generally worse than others by most volunteers.