Links: Adjuncts, materialism, the cost of parking, Zadie Smith, dictators, Robin Hanson, and more!

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* “Travels in [Feminist?] Pornland," in Granta and by Andrea Stuart.

* Mr. Money Mustache buys an Electric Car.

* “Adjunct vulnerability is at the heart of the safe space debate;" I actually have a different reading, and the title imperfectly reflects the deeper content of the article. The “safe space" debate and political correctness more generally is an overreaction to past ills (and real ills). Too much of an initially good thing can make the thing bad, and yet too few people point this out.

* “Non-materialistic millennials and the Great Stagnation," or, how the smartphone in particular has replaced a lot of “stuff." In 2007 Paul Graham wrote “Stuff," which seems truer today than ever.

* “The High Cost of Residential Parking: Every time a new building includes space for cars, it passes those costs on to tenants."

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