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Political axes Dimensionality reduction for the Great Society 2021-03-01 – 2022-05-17
Memetics Taste dynamics, opinion dynamics, sincerely-held-belief dynamics etc 2020-01-30 – 2022-05-14
But what can I do? The stuff to do to make a better society is pretty easy it turns out 2020-02-06 – 2022-05-02
Climate crisis The conspiracy of those malign incumbent powers, the laws of physics, against the plucky underdog, coal megacorporations 2011-12-13 – 2022-05-02
Cohousing in Australia Plus other low-cost, low tedium options for secure habitation somewhere 2021-09-25 – 2022-04-24
Voting Systems Mathematics and economics of ballots 2014-09-22 – 2022-04-21
Privacy while web browsing Browsing the internet without giving corporations my personal information for free 2018-12-12 – 2022-04-17
Myths Aspirationally self-fulfilling narratives 2022-02-20 – 2022-04-07
Cheap talk Sapir-Whorf politeness, virtue signalling etc 2020-02-01 – 2022-03-09
Diversity in teams Multiculturalism, pluralism and eccentricity at small scale 2020-05-27 – 2022-03-04
Rhetoric Argumentation, descriptive and prescriptive 2017-06-07 – 2022-02-27
Diversity in society Pluralism, multiculturalism, tolerance, ghettoisation, xenophobic panic 2017-02-19 – 2022-02-13
Gender Political and/or empirical engagement therewith 2017-08-13 – 2022-02-04
Economic inequality Return to capital versus return to labour versus return to state of nature 2014-10-29 – 2022-01-26
Status The original karma system 2019-10-25 – 2022-01-20
Sex and sexology Incorporating smut, lewdness, and prurience 2020-06-07 – 2022-01-17
Social psychology Which of those NPR-friendly studies actually replicated? 2017-02-20 – 2022-01-14
Metis and .*-rationality High modernism, spontaneous order, legibility, the Great Society, technocracy, local knowledge, normies and sects 2017-07-24 – 2022-01-02
Group size Scaling dynamics and network effects in social coordination 2011-12-09 – 2022-01-02
Tokenism or table stakes? “The least you can do”, “virtue signalling”, and other manoeuvres that leave us fighting symbolic battles over substantial ones 2021-12-20 – 2021-12-18
Gamification “Belated Blogging of a Buzzword” achievement unlocked 2019-10-27 – 2021-11-18
Fashion Theory and practice of hip garments 2020-07-10 – 2021-10-27
Weaponizing social media Trolls, bots, lulz, infowars and other moods of the modern networked ape 2019-10-21 – 2021-10-24
Research discovery Has someone answered that question I have not worked out how to ask yet? 2019-01-22 – 2021-10-13
Science for policy Using evidence and reason to govern ourselves 2011-08-07 – 2021-09-22
Community governance Coordinating human being by application of social force 2020-02-02 – 2021-09-20
Institutions Stable orbits in human systems 2014-10-29 – 2021-09-18
Governance of the commons On the mysterious fact that most people get on with most of their neighbours most of the time 2014-10-29 – 2021-09-02
Community Engineering, maintaining, organizing… 2020-02-02 – 2021-07-29
Contact tracing Reverse engineering social graphs for the control of contagions of pathogens, subversive ideology and other substances of interest 2020-03-21 – 2021-07-28
Science History, sociology and philosophy thereof 2017-07-08 – 2021-07-21
Media virality Strategic modelling for content creators 2016-08-30 – 2021-07-15
Bureaucracy Iron Laws and Moral Mazes 2020-02-02 – 2021-07-08
Pornography Morsels of oddity from the depiction of human sexual behaviour 2020-04-22 – 2021-05-07
Nowhere to hide A catalogue of terrifying surveillance methods I encounter 2019-07-13 – 2021-01-03
Solarpunk A tomorrow worth retiring to 2019-10-29 – 2020-10-15
Hollow states Skim government when fat cats drank the cream 2019-03-13