Book list: 16 favorite books from 2016 including Neil Gaiman’s The View from the Cheap Seats.  (Brain Pickings)

Quote of the Day

"Untrue stories are believable not only because of our partisanship and our confirmation bias, but also because of the proliferation of information on the internet. Anyone can now pick and choose from the internet’s vast trove of “facts” to colorfully embellish a simple story and make it superficially plausible."

(John Allen Paulos)

Chart of the Day

US hop prices are in a multi-decade bull market.