A primer on the dominant measure of economic inequality, and on some alternatives/supplements to it: "Gini coefficient: An introduction"
(Plus- the solstice)

Aim to understand: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/21/an

A new simulation published by the American Astronomical Society suggests that aliens wouldn't need warp drives to take over an entire galaxy in (relatively) short order: @dvorsky explains.
(Plus- Kapteyn)

Spread out: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/18/im

The “Texas 1836 Project” is a state-mandated effort to promote "Texas exceptionalism"-- and counter CRT. But it may not work out as its Rep. sponsors plan... SMU prof @brfranklin4 explains: "The 1836 Project Is an Opportunity"
(Plus- Magna Carta)

Listen for the backfire: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/15/we

The Changing American Diet": the always-illuminating @flowingdata lets us see what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.
(Plus- Nathan Handwerker, the "Nathan" of Nathan's Famous)

Ponder the perseverance of meat and potatoes: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/14/pa

For the philosopher of “hyperobjects”—vast, unknowable things that are bigger than ourselves—the coronavirus is further proof that we live in a dark ecology: "Timothy Morton’s Hyper-Pandemic"
(Plus- James Clerk Maxwell)

Challenging context: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/13/se

How a grassroots movement of U.S. farmers laid the foundation for state intervention and investment in the economy, challenging the slaveholding South in the run-up to the Civil War: "In the Common Interest"
(Plus- Mylar)

Hone your history: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/10/ag

Guides-- lots of guides: r/coolguides Via @BoingBoing
(Plus- Lefèvre d'Étaples' "guide" to the four Gospels)

Find your way: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/09/cu

"Science fiction novels for economists": wonderful recommendations from the always-insightful economist and social/political analyst @Noahpinion
(Plus- Nineteen Eighty-Four)

Provocative speculation: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/08/we

Edgar Allan Poe’s best-selling book during his lifetime was a guide to seashells, and The Conchologist’s First Book was good enough to elevate the entire field
(Plus- the first drive-in theater)

Comb the beach: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/06/th

Ancient transportation and travel: "ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World"
(Plus- the first shopping cart)

Mapping movement: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/04/al

"Educated voters’ leftward shift is surprisingly old and international": the rise of right-wing populism (plus the rich) and a progressive left. From the always-illuminating Economist Graphic Detail
(Plus- Santa Cruz bans rock)

Ruminate on representation: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/03/it

"One Man’s Amazing Journey to the Center of the Bowling Ball": how Mo Pinel harnessed the power of physics to reshape the core of the ball-- and the game of bowling itself. From @brendankoerner
(Plus- La-Z-Boy)

Roll true: roughlydaily.com/2021/06/02/on

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