1. A new study by William Easterly, Laura Freschi, and Steven Pennings examines the economic history of a single block in New York City over four centuries (1640 to present day). The study has its own interactive website; a draft of the study can be found here.
2. Problems with MOOC's.
3. One of the University of Texas schools removes logic and critical thinking from the core curriculum.
4. Donald Trump on China.
4. Johann Hari presents an alternative way of understanding addiction, and discusses Portugal's decriminalization of all drugs and programs to help addicts get jobs and become integrated into society.
5. How to go on a date.