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Nov 24, 2017

  1. Driverless cars could be a solution to climate change – But for this scenario to work, something major has to happen: Large numbers of people have to give up their cars and start sharing rides
  2. Valuing heritage in cities – Through better understanding the value of heritage assets to communities, more informed decisions can be made regarding the nature of development in our cities
  3. Myths of the 1 percent: what puts people at the top – Dispelling misconceptions about what’s driving income inequality in the U.S.
  4. Earthquake in Northcote. where next? – Does the electoral geography support the Greens’ wider hopes?
  5. What really swung the same sex marriage vote – The puzzle even for marriage equally campaigners on both sides is why ethnic groups in Sydney were so much more influential than in Melbourne
  6. Economics isn’t a bogus science — We just don’t use it correctly
  7. Self-driving car tech can help another form of transport: wheelchairs – This innovation can change millions of lives today without introducing a single car to the road
  8. The future of America’s suburbs looks infinite – The periphery remains the dominant, and fastest growing, part of the American landscape
  9. Ice apocalypse – Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century
  10. Quick thread on sexual harassment – A lot of men are surprised to find that most women have been harassed. Why?
  11. Time demands in economics – I keep telling myself I am done with these diversity blog posts
  12. The creep of critical theory – The idea that there is a singular purpose to human discourse – fighting oppression – to which all discourse must be subordinate, has gradually taken over institution after institution
  13. How a congestion tax might work in Australia – On congested roads, reducing traffic by 5 per cent can increase traffic speeds by up to 50 per cent

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