community vs. communism

By hbd chick

it is a truth universally acknowledged, that whenever someone posts a map like this…

…on twitter, that a chorus of people will respond: oh, just look at the terrible effects communism had on eastern europe! for no good reason really because, as we all know,

evolving social norms

By hbd chick

in Experimenting with Social Norms ensminger and henrich compile several very interesting studies on prosocial “fairness” norms conducted on various populations of different types — ranging from hunter-gatherers to urban factory workers — from around the world. three different economic experiments were conducted on the various populations continue…

time off

By hbd chick

…for good behavior? (~_^)

sorry for the lack of posting lately. annoyingly, i am still unwell. ugh. =/

looks like i’ll have to have surgery or an alternative procedure to take care of the problem.

i hope to be back on my feet in 4-6 weeks or so…maybe 8…but i continue…

my christmas wishlist

By hbd chick

it’s never too early to get organized for christmas, right?! if you’re wondering what to get me this year, here’s my wishlist. well, it’s more like a wish-item, ’cause there’s only one thing on the list (h/t to kristen for pointing this out to me — thanks, continue…