economics

SYSK Selects: How Revisionist History Works

In this week's SYSK Select episode, perhaps you equate the term to conspiracy theories and Holocaust denials, but revisionism is a genuine discipline in the field of historical study. And thanks to revisionists, we now include a lot more reality - and previously unsung people - in the history of our nations. Learn about historians determined that history is far from set in stone in this episode.

This Custom of Customs

Customs may be a pain when you're traveling, but it's a necessary instrument the government uses to regulate trade. And it has a very fascinating history. Your passport please?

What's the misery index?

Economists love their data because somewhere in the numbers lies the answer to the ills of the country. They also love to frame data in a way people can relate to. Such is the case with the famous "misery index."

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Articles on neoliberalism, Chernobyl, nuclear testing, the Heimlich maneuver and more interesting stuff

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Wowie zowie articles on on LSD, economics as astrology, warrant canaries, Baphomet and more great stuff.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Articles on genetic data mining, leap seconds, weird news, a disembodied head and so on.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Neat articles on how humans spread across the planet and lots more stuff.

The Best Stuff We've Read All Week

Posted here for your relaxation and personal enrichment. Enjoy...(!)

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of articles, some of them really great. Here are the best of the bunch.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Josh and Chuck read tons of articles and a lot of them are really good. Here are the best of the bunch.