Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Link Exchange

  • Women who adopt their husband's surname might be punished in the job market. I know that perceptions are powerful, but I wonder how widely applicable this is. Ladies, any thoughts?
  • Diarmaid McCulloch has a new book about the history of Christianity. It looks interesting, well-written and an admirable attempt at a one volume treatment of such a huge subject.
  • Freakonomics Radio's latest edition, on "faking it." Can "faking it until you make it" be a good thing? I suspect that it can, but I think it depends a lot on the faker, not the subject faked.
  • Robin Hanson ponders why laws are always flexible, especially where the lawmakers and law enforcement are concerned.
  • Why are a lot of professors leftists? This article seems to argue that they have no other choice. I am not sure I agree.
  • I think this guy is just being Catholic out of spite for his ex.
  • The ups and downs of the traditional English breakfast.


Rachel said...

My thought on that marriage/surname article is that that was the stupidest study ever. If you tell a group of students to judge fictional women based only on whether they took their husband's name, of course they're going to judge the fictional women for taking their husband's name.

(Also: my personal preference would be for you not to have Twitter bug if your feed is password-protected. I just don't like getting that pop-up demand for my password, is all.)

Will Shannon said...

Yeah, I saw a dependent variable problem in that study too.

I will work on changing the Twitter thing. Thanks for the heads-up.