IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action.

Photo from previous coup
Photo from previous coup

 

  • Haidt diversity-graphA new paper (accompanied by 30 peer commentaries) argues that the field of psychology has become dominated by liberals (from 4:1 through the 1990s to 12:1 since). They suggest that the field which studies unconscious bias and group polarization has itself become biased in research assumptions, for example, that stereotypes are always inaccurate and therefore a reasoning flaw. Summary here.

 

 

 

And Yale, renowned for its endowment’s investments, will be collecting $153 in interest on a perpetual bond issued in 1648 from Dutch water authority de Stichtse Rijnlanden to pay for a pier in a river. Yale acquired the goatskin bond as an artifact in 2003. (via Planet Money)

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