Keith Swisher (Phoenix): Lawyers as Johns: The Professional Responsibility to Pay Lady Justice. From Vice, a special issue on comedy. Morals without God? Frans de Waal on how primate behavior sheds light on the origins of our sense of right and wrong. A review of The Shadow Market: How a Group of Wealthy Nations and Powerful Investors Secretly Dominate the World by Eric J. Weiner. A look at 6 bullshit facts about psychology that everyone believes. From California Law Review, a symposium on Martha Nussbaum's view on same-sex marriage and the constitution. Why commercial fishing is the deadliest job in America (and more). Riding the edge: For a moment, skaters, punk bands and artists had a secret place to call home. Research discovers how the deaf have super vision. When will obscenely rich aholes stop crying about taxes? Bill Maher wants to know. From New Statesman, an interview with Paul Johnson: “I suspect the sex abuse scandal has been greatly exaggerated”. The Nerd Report remains to this day one of the most extensive and far-reaching nerdological investigations ever undertaken. From Fortune, meet Josh Kaufman, the enemy of the MBA (and more). Private Security: Amitai Etzioni writes in defense of the "virtual strip-search". From Wired, Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson debate where ideas come from. Why are the effects of marijuana so unpredictable? Joseph Epstein has finished writing a book — now comes the anxiety. What will happen when the Earth's magnetism reversal occurs? For more than 40 years, social scientists investigating the causes of poverty have tended to treat cultural explanations like Lord Voldemort: That Which Must Not Be Named. An interview with Paul Thagard on books about the meaning of life. A look at 5 simple things you won't believe are recent inventions.

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