LinkFest 2016-11-11

Veterans' Day Edition

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Why did Medieval Slave Traders go to Finland?

At the time, Finns were neither Christian nor Muslim.

Down and Out at Del Mar

A great vignette of life on the bottom.

A Lead-Crime Study Passes the Gelman Test

Kevin Drum at Mother Jones has been writing a long series on the effects of lead poisoning on children. Andrew Gelman is a statistician who has in the past been skeptical of such studies, but this time Gelman says the study is plausible.