I’ve been deficient in serving your delicious, piping-hot links. I apologize. And to make matters worse, I have a very small selection of links today. But you can take solace in knowing that these are hand-crafted, artisanal links–the type of linkage that would make Henry Kissinger envious.
- The worst restaurant in America. Yes, this is a link to an episode of Kitchen Nightmares, but you’ll find it gripping.
- Much like the owners of Amy’s Baking Company in the Kitchen Nightmares episode above, is upset with its rankings. The PRC is trying to get the World Bank to cease ranking countries by business-friendliness.
- In The Chronicle: How do we tell students to drop our courses? And: how do you handle advisees who can’t hack it?
- I’m a huge fan of The Mischiefs of Faction and of Seth Masket generally, but this post about Commodore Pike’s dissertation was unfortunate on a day when we were all thinking about Man, the State, and War.
- The most heartening article I have ever read: Gans and Shepard (1994): “How Are the Mighty Fallen: Rejected Classic Articles by Leading Economists.”
- I really, really like Perspectives on Politics, but I just want to say that I really, really wish that political science had journals like Journal of Economic Perspectives and Journal of Economic Literature. What do I mean? Accessible, high-quality, review and summation articles that communicate effectively to both experts and general audiences (including laymen).
- Via The Monkey Cage, what happens when political scientists stop being nice … and start being political?
And I know I’m about the very last person in the universe to link to this, but “It’s in the syllabus.”