Monday, December 28, 2015

Link roundup

1. The Hustlers at Scores

Here’s a modern Robin Hood story for you: a few strippers who stole from (mostly) rich, (usually) disgusting, (in their minds) pathetic men and gave to, well, themselves.
Samantha had come up with the innovation that was making her rich: a special drink spiked with MDMA and ketamine.

“Just a sprinkle,” Rosie recalled, as she maneuvered her SUV out of her driveway and toward her daughter’s preschool. “Like a pinch of salt.”
2. The Beyonder's look was inspired by Bill Sienkiewicz:
I remember being told that his outfit was loosely based on a jumpsuit that Bill Sienkiewicz was wearing around that time,’ volunteers Avengers-scribe Roger Stern. 'You should double-check with Bill. Someone in the office might have been pulling my leg about the jumpsuit.’ Milgrom comments, 'That’s interesting! Nobody ever told me that, but I do remember Bill wearing some of those one piece jumpsuits.’ Sienkiewicz concedes, 'Sadly, this probably has a ring of truth to it – I went nuts with Brit Fashion that had absolutely nothing to do with classic bespoke style and tailoring.
3. Tyler Cowen on Tinder:
In sum, I expect Tinder to boost assortative mating, at least at the top end of the distribution in terms of IQ and education.

I suspect this increase in assortative mating is a good thing. The abilities of top achievers have a disproportionate impact on the quality of our lives, due to innovation being a public good.
4. Struggle.