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Boris Yakubchik
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Immigrants are now twice as likely to start a new business as native-born Americans.
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What was the meat industry’s response to the recommendation of leading cancer charities to stop eating processed meat—like bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausage, and lunchmeat?
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The scandal at the Healing Arts Initiative shows the need for all charities to measure themselves by their cost effectiveness rather than the emotionally engaging nature of stories they tell to donors. Recently, a social movement called effective alt...
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If we understood how sophisticated and sentient these marine creatures were, we might treat them better.
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Here’s another one of those things I come across now and then: Being vegan is like being pregnant. you are it, or you are not. Makes sense, when you don’t think about it for too long. A…
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“If a policeman fought crime the way that ‘civilized’ armies wage war, we'd put him in jail.”
Jeff McMahan has a nice article clarifying the notion of 'proportionality' and applying it to the current Gaza conflict. I just want to add a quick supplementary thought, which we might call the Cosmopolitan Civilian Test. Begin from the cosmopolitan idea that the moral status of an innocent ...
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Read more: Lionel Shriver is wrong—gender matters. From childhood, I experienced being female as an imposition. Growing up between two brothers, I was the one who had to wear stupid dresses, and worry about (the horror, in my day) letting my panties show on the swings.
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The winners and losers of globalization. Must it be this way?
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Basic income has been proven to work, and we’re going to need it when robots replace 47 percent of the workforce by 2033.
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  • Old Bridge High School
    1998 - 2002
  • Rutgers University
    Mathematics BA, 2002 - 2006
  • Rutgers University
    Education MA, 2006 - 2007
  • Rutgers University
    Education Ph.D., 2009 - 2011
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I give 50% of my pre-tax income to the world's best charity I can find; currently it's Against Malaria Foundation.
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I give 50% of my income to cost-effectively helping people.
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Teach mathematics in high school; tutor privately.
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Krasnodar, Russia; Old Bridge, NJ - Krasnodar, Russia - Old Bridge, NJ - New Brunswick, NJ
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Philosophy, et cetera: The Cosmopolitan Civilian Test for Proportionalit...
www.philosophyetc.net

Jeff McMahan has a nice article clarifying the notion of 'proportionality' and applying it to the current Gaza conflict. I just want to add

The Healing Arts Initiative Scandal Shows The Need For Effective Altruism
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

The scandal at the Healing Arts Initiative shows the need for all charities to measure themselves by their cost effectiveness rather than th

China's Cigarette Sales Fall Slightly After Tobacco Tax
www.voanews.com

World's largest producer and consumer of cigarettes has stepped up battle on smoking, despite persistent opposition from tobacco industry

Instead of sexual reproduction, rotifers scavenge new genes from other p...
phys.org

Sexual reproduction is thought to be essential for mixing up genes and holding your own in the race for survival. A major embarrassment to t

TheMoneyIllusion » In praise of President Obama
www.themoneyillusion.com

Because I focus on economics, and because I don't agree with Obama on many economic issues, I often end up being critical of his policies. (

Can ‘effective altruism’ change the world? It already has.
www.opendemocracy.net

How to achieve the most good in the world is a question that should occupy all our imaginations: a response to Lisa Herzog.

A 2016 Foreign Policy Report Card
www.theamericanconservative.com

Which candidates are most likely to be guided by realism and restraint?

The Unbearable Asymmetry of Bullshit
quillette.com

Science and medicine have done a lot for the world. Diseases have been eradicated, rockets have been sent to the moon, and convincing, causa

spend the night in van gogh's bedroom, available on airbnb
www.designboom.com

in celebration of the exhibition 'van gogh’s bedrooms', the art institute of chicago is listing a human-scale replica of the most iconic bed

The Cost of Knowledge
thecostofknowledge.com

Researchers Taking a Stand. See the list. Academics have protested against Elsevier's business practices for years with little effect. These

The Valentine’s Day Gift That Saves Lives
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

Last year, my wife gave me the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift ever. Instead of candy and liquor, my wife suggested giving each other gif

To Really Reduce Meat in Your Diet, Don’t Go Cold Turkey
theplate.nationalgeographic.com

There are, most of us agree, excellent reasons for committing to a meatless diet. For one thing, our passion for meat has a negative impact

Equation shows that large-scale conspiracies would quickly reveal themse...
phys.org

If you're thinking of creating a massive conspiracy, you may be better scaling back your plans, according to an Oxford University researcher

My First Year Earning-to-Give: a Retrospective | Haseeb Qureshi
haseebq.com

2015 has come to a close and I've just finished my first year's donations. In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my

How I Give on Less than $30,000 a Year (Part 1)
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

Is there a place in the effective altruistic movement for those of us making less than $30,000 a year? Giving is something we all can do to

GiveDirectly interviewed cash recipients and their neighbors. Here's wha...
www.thelifeyoucansave.org

The result is a set of portraits that are as complex as human life, with a range of emotions and experiences from the happy to the sad, the

The Global Carbon Budget 2015 - Blog About Infographics and Data Visuali...
www.coolinfographics.com

The Global Carbon Budget 2015 full report and infographic have just been released this week. ...

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Their Tom Kha soup blew me away! I've never ordered seconds in any restaurant yet, but at Laut I ordered a second serving of Tom Kha. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and the food is good. The Tom Kha soup is amazing (or at least that one time that I tried it). Will return again sometime :)
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reviewed a year ago
Was traveling across the US with my fiancee; had the most delicious meal of our journey. Both our dishes were amazing. We'll be visiting it again before we leave the city. We had the lunch special which included two small spring rolls, small cup of their soup-of-the-day, the main dish (chosen from about 20 on offer), and an awesome tapioca & coconut milk desert. All for the amazing price of $7 per person. MUST GO THERE!!!
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Ordered 4 dishes for takeout and they were all great.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Came with 4 friends, each of our dishes was delicious. Many dishes are under $10. The staff could speak English fluently and courteously answered our questions about the menu. Great atmosphere. Good place to visit.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Delicious food served super-quickly. My fiancee and I were in DC and had to leave in a hurry. We sat down and ordered right away. In under 5 minutes we had our order. It was delicious! This was around 4PM; we were very well attended by the waiters.
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