friday linked list: Hillary Clinton, basic income, Hamilton rhymes

Election 2016
It’s time to admit Hillary Clinton is an extraordinarily talented politician – also, The crushing sexism of young Hillary Clinton’s America is a good reminder about how bad things were just 50 years ago.

The Voting Habits of Americans Like You – cool interactive look at how people voted in 2012 based on age, race, and education.

Basic Income
The basic economics of a guaranteed income – yup, still gonna keep beating this drum. (thanks David!)

Switzerland rejects proposals for unconditional basic income by overwhelming majority – …oh. Hmm. OK, then. I could actually see this being a problem with no limits on immigration, but still, that’s disappointing.

All the other links
– The Hamilton musical so excited the Wall Street Journal(!) they put together this look at the rhymes in Hamilton and other hip-hop songs. Surprisingly nicely done! Also: I really like the opening number but somehow I hadn’t realized that the reason was the intricate rhyming.

Barack Obama, Inequality Fighter – but the incomes of top 0.01 percent are still growing way faster than the top 1 percent, which are growing faster than the other 99 percent.

Machine Bias: There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks – pretty convincing and depressing.

Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say – very interesting! (thanks David!)

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies – TL;DR: maybe allergies are actually fighting toxins?

In Defense of Being Average (thanks Emily!)

Today in whimsy: Tokyo’s Ghibli Museum is making a Catbus for adults – hooray!

The Craziest Black Market in Russia – is for dissertations! (thanks Jessica!)

Larger than Real Life – an interesting look as what it’s like to be 7 foot tall. Crazy stat:

Which indicates, by further extrapolation, that while the probability of, say, an American between 6’6″ and 6’8″ being an NBA player today stands at a mere 0.07%, it’s a staggering 17% for someone 7 feet or taller.

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