New year, new attempt to get regular with this blog. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions except that I apparently do when it comes to this blog.
I’ve decided, like the hopeless optimist I am to return to my links page. I’ve meddled around with this for years – I read widely, I collect vast troves of information and some of my favourite things on other people’s blogs are their link lists – it’s just the way I’m wired. I haven’t decided whether this would be daily, weekly, monthly or random – it may well end up being all of those things. We’ll see.
My current favourite linkers include Dave Pell’s Next Draft, Tim Challies’ A la Carte, Mark Meynell’s Q-Treasure Maps, Marginal Revolution, Trevin Wax’s Trevins Seven, Luke Davydaitis’ weekly round-up, Slate Star Codex, WIRED awake and Alistair Roberts‘ has returned to this recently too. If you know of any other good ones, let me know in the comments.
The links I share on twitter and facebook are the things that get reshared or liked the most, so some of you like that – so why not use that here on this blog too?
I’ve messed around with names in the past too but I quite like ‘The Curiosity Index’ unless I can think of a better one. If anyone wants to help me out with some nifty graphics I can use – don’t hide your light.
Anyway here is what I’ve found interesting in the last 24 hours
- Finland trials universal basic income – expect lots of developed nations to be watching this very closely. Here’s the key question: “Will this lead [people] to boldly experiment with different kinds of jobs? Or, as some critics claim, make them lazier with the knowledge of getting a basic income without doing anything?”
- I enjoyed Hannah Anderson’s post On Writing (More) and especially this, “I started this blog as a way to keep myself accountable to write. Today I’m returning to it for the same reason.”
- Martin Salter offers 12 New Year Ideas to fuel your spiritual growth in 2017. All good but 3 & 4 are key I think.
- This is frankly astonishing. 85-Year-Old Marathoner Is So Fast That Even Scientists Marvel and it is somewhat humbly to wish I could run as fast as an octogenarian. It also offers this 41-year old body some hope.
- Tyler Cowen on what the West could learn from Nigeria