Private money for public goods

Almost every day for several years I would drag myself off a train at one of Sydney’s biggest train stations on the way to work. If you’ve travelled, what’s striking about Australian train stations is how empty and tacked-on they feel. Apart from the odd shop and vending machine they are quite austere, functional and […]

Tab dump

A bunch of interesting research, articles, podcasts and videos in no particular order. How generations of Muslims helped take care of a Jewish synagogue in India Advancing AI by exploring the minds of children A timeline of Quadriga events Predictive inequity in object detection Behavioural differences between CEOs and others The first dog ascent of […]

‘money has no value for them’

Roaming packs of feral dogs now bed down at what was once Shank’s busy helicopter landing pad. Crows pick over scrap heaps amid metal tent skeletons whose torn plastic skins whip in the wind. Snow blows through collapsed walls of wood huts that once housed military offices… Shank’s dilapidation was the result of resource limitations, […]

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