Posted by: Patrick Allen Foster | June 22, 2013

Collection of Random Links for Saturday

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Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China

Summer has arrived.

1. Amazing photographs of places — a number of them in Japan and China. (H/T: Marginal Revolution.)

2. Well, that sucks: “Independent auditors of the Nashville Symphony say ‘there is substantial doubt’ about the symphony’s ability to continue as a going concern.”

3. This is true: “There are few things more beautiful than an immigrant naturalization ceremony.”

4. Thomas Edsall talks to Daron Acemoglu about why the United States can’t be more like Sweden. (H/T: Will Truman.)

5. Some good advice.

6. Correspondence between Einstein and Freud on human nature and “potential concrete steps for reducing violence in the world.”

7. Dan Drezner on the late Albert Hirschman. See also this review by Malcolm Gladwell of Jeremy Adelman’s biography of Hirschman. (Hat tip for the second link to Tyler Cowen.)

8. Does Collaboration Inhibit Creativity? (H/T: Natasha Chart.)

9. On the relationship between tenure-track faculty and adjunct faculty: “faculty are far more complicit in the sacking of public higher education than we are prepared to acknowledge. One of the best indexes of this is the arrogance that ladder-rank faculty display towards adjunct/part-time faculty/’lecturers’ in our own departments. As with the caste system, there are so many categories for them, all of which serve the purpose of the Brahmins in the Academic Senate.”

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Also, RIP James Gandolfini.

Image Credit: Photo of Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China, by Richard Janecki, August 2011. Used under a CC BY-NC 2.0 license. Source: Flickr.

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