Weekly Filet #278

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After the Fall

London Review of Books

A sharp analysis of how the financial crisis of 2008 and the recession that followed have laid the groundwork for Trump, Brexit and the rise of nationalism in general. Features an interesting quote by Napoleon that’s worth keeping in mind: that to understand a person, you must understand what the world looked like when he was twenty.

Algorithms to Live By

Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

One of my favourite books that I’ve read recently. With all the negative connotations algorithms have been in the news with lately, it’s worth remembering what they actually are: sets of rules for computing things. Things that might be quite useful. When to stop looking for your ideal home, how to schedule Todos, when to introduce randomness to your decisions.

Published in Weekly Filet #278