links for 2011-02-20

  • More tasty blogging from Dwight Towers: He spots this from a book on how communities respond to disasters: "In the wake of an earthquake, a bombing, or a major storm, most people are altruistic, urgently engaged in caring for themselves and those around them, strangers and neighbors as well as friends and loved ones. The image of the selfish, panicky, or regressively savage human beings in times of disasters has little truth to it."

  • "What defines complex problems is that to solve them, a person has to think not only about what he believes the right answer is, but also about what other people think the right answers might be"

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