It’s the final What I’ve Been Reading of the year. Are you excited?

  • Writing for Slate Star Codex, Scott Alexander argues that many of us live in a bubble where we don’t have to experience common hardships, and that leads us to think of those hardships are uncommon.
  • Finally, Adam Smith of Rock Paper Shotgun writes about toilets in games. Here’s Merve’s Toilet Test: Are the in-game toilets flushable? If so, the game passes!

I’ll see y’all in the new year! -party hat-