The New York Fed's blog reports on job search:
"The most surprising finding is that search is common among employed workers. ... roughly one in five or one in four employed workers actively looked for work during the four weeks preceding the survey." The average number of applications sent in the last four weeks was 4.6 for employed workers actively looking for work, and 8 for the unemployed.
Elizabeth Kolbert writes "Republicans now control 33 state legislatures, just one shy of the number needed to circumvent Congress and call a constitutional convention."
Pseudoerasmus summarizes Sven Beckert’s Empire of Cotton.
Alan Háyek in Aeon: heuristics for philosophy.
Terry Gross interviews Adam Cohen about American eugenics and ties to the progressive movement, Wendel Holmes’ despicable ruling, and the science-y underpinnings of 1927 immigration law that fixed immigrant quotas to 1890s levels.