Here it is, our regular Friday diet of suggested readings for the weekend:
Psychologist discovers world’s funniest joke. Meh, it’s okay.
In praise of unfinished novels, a literary genre of its own.
The real reason many Americans stay poor. (Hint: it has nothing to do with them being lazy over-spenders.)
“Pinker is disdainful and condescending, sympathetic to humanity in the abstract, but impervious to the suffering of actual human beings.”
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