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Template:Pp-blp Template:Pp-vandalism Slate Star Codex is a blog pseudonymously written by Scott Alexander, a practising psychiatrist, and occasional guest bloggers. The blog covers a wide range of topics including psychiatry, psychopharmacology, scientific methodology, and political and social issues.
Notable topics covered by blog posts on Slate Star Codex have included:
- Science and statistics - p-hacking, the replication crisis (e.g. on growth mindset), and reviews of topics and papers
- Issues un psychiatry such as end-of-life care, psychopharmacology and regulation of prescription drug prices
- The phenomenon of cost disease in certain sectors of the US economy, including in Alexander's own profession, psychiatry. Alexander argues that a lot of contemporary political debates actually stem from certain costs - education, healthcare - being much higher than they used to be.
- The political psychology behind the thinking of liberals who cheered the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher but condemned those who cheered the death of notorious terrorist Osama Bin Laden
- Allegations of overt racism made by some journalists and commentators against Donald Trump, which Alexander argues are over the top and not justified by the facts
- Neoreaction, a far-right political philosophy. Alexander has written two key essays on neoreaction - the first a summary of what neoreactionaries believe, and the second a rebuttal.
Alexander periodically posts book reviews on Slate Star Codex. Slate Star Codex has regular "open threads" under which commenters can discuss anything they like, and regular links posts summarising interesting links from around the Web.
- Slate Star Codex
- Associated Reddit subreddit
- The Anti-Reactionary FAQ - Alexander's critique of neoreaction