Not Alone Anymore
My two friends are getting married this weekend so there won’t be any updates. Here’s some reading to tide you over along with some prudent advice on marriage by Bertrand Russell. I probably won’t recommend the best man use this in his speech.
Many husbands and many wives will forgo their own pleasures out of jealousy of the pleasures that they imagine their partners as desiring. It is much more harmful to object to other people’s pleasures than it is to be a trifle selfish in pursuing one’s own, and a certain amount of social separateness of husband and wife is necessary if they are not to become dull and incapable of finding anything to say to each other. “Marriage” 13 November 1931
Brad DeLong on the economy and economics.
Matthew Yglesias in The American Prospect on the US-Israel relationship.
Tedy Bruschi on climbing Kilimanjaro.
In anticipation for our bachelor party festivities, Jacob Sullum on “The Most Dangerous Drug.”
Sean Carroll on “Physics and the Immortality of the Soul.”
Buy Christopher Hitchens’ essay on Osama Bin Laden.
Pam Belluck in The New York Times on testing’s effect on learning.
In continuing a recent theme here on the blog, David Weiman on buddhism and neuroscience.
Plus, an appropriately awesome picture from a cool tumblr: