I’ve not done one of these in a while, and have about a million tabs open. Proper post tomorrow…
A good piece by a Labour MP laying out the arguments for basic income. We *really* need to get this made Lib Dem policy again.
The time Big Bird confronted a demon and the god Osiris, and won EDIT — the Tumblr post this originally linked to was just a copy/paste from this post. I’ve changed the link to be to the original.
The report into the disaster that was the Lib Dem election campaign. None of the conclusions will surprise those of us in the party who had been yelling about pretty much everything in it for five years. The most important bit for me is “It should be made clear at the outset of any future coalition that the Liberal Democrats will only automatically vote for legislation covered by the coalition agreement, and not any legislation brought forward by the government. It should also be made clear which are supported as a part of our manifesto commitments, and which are the price of coalition government.”
A long interview with Umberto Eco, who died this week and Eco’s classic essay on Ur-Fascism, which I already had open before his death for a piece I want to write on Trump.
Slate Star Codex on how to write nonfiction. A lot of this is stuff I do myself — though I note that this is very much “how to write persuasively”, rather than “how to write something that is true”.
A Vox piece on Stan Lee. Nothing much new, but does a good job of summarising why he’s both loved and hated.
And everyone’s linked to this already, but SciHub is a “pirate” site for downloading paywalled academic papers.