What I found most interesting about this piece is the map, "Estimated share of adults with typical internet speeds faster than dialup, by county". It would be nice if the article had explained. Why are Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Mississippi(!) doing so well?
It's in "data, economics, and development policy" and it sounds like Esther Duflo is involved.
Short, simple, and to the point. I really think the anti-Amazon folks should get another word.
Good news for North Carolina, not so good news for the rest of the U.S. What's up, rest of the states?
One of several pieces I've read recently that depict General Mattis as a fine gentleman.
"Caught between vast, self-regarding waves of boomers and millennials, Generation X is steeped in irony, detachment, and a sense of dread. One of their rank argues that this attitude makes it the best suited to preserve American tradition in these dark new days."
I saw the headlines on the story in reported in various places, thought "That doesn't sound right," but shrugged and moved on.
Turns out, it wasn't right.
But, hey, this sounds almost like progress:
Even California’s liberal Democrats are starting to understand that the state’s housing crisis is fundamentally a supply-and-demand problem.
Related: the NY Times profiles a woman who commutes three hours (one way) to San Fran from Stockton.
Al wasn't wrong. He was just, as they say, early.
Jeffrey Dorfman, Professor of Economics at U. of Georgia, does an excellent job dispensing with some common errors.
"What if the DNC Russian “hack” was really a leak after all? A new report raises questions media and Democrats would rather ignore"
Lefty site Salon covers a story reported by even more left site The Nation.
Last week the respected left-liberal magazine The Nation published an explosive article that details in great depth the findings of a new report — authored in large part by former U.S. intelligence officers — which claims to present forensic evidence that the Democratic National Committee was not hacked by the Russians in July 2016. Instead, the report alleges, the DNC suffered an insider leak, conducted in the Eastern time zone of the United States by someone with physical access to a DNC computer.
"Some 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among America’s adult citizens."
Alex Tabarrok briefly reviews a forthcoming REStat paper that suggests the answer is "Yes."
The article doesn't explain this: given these results, why shouldn't the whole team eat with A-Rod and J.Lo?
No surprise about #1 and #2, but the rest are interesting.
Something caused the anti-aircraft guns to fire in Los Angeles on February 24, 1942.
A small reminder--if you need one--of just exactly how much things have changed.
My two takeaways from this:
- The states of the Confederacy are still . . . distinctive.
- By far the most surprising map to me is Metallica's.
(This is for a recent Billboard Top 100 list, so if you're looking for Ludwig von or Ol' Blue Eyes, they're not here.)
"With these voices, it'd be hard for these gentlemen to prank call anyone."
If you're in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, or DC, you have your choice of more than one from this list. ("We combined six noteworthy lists compiled by food critics, experts, and diners to come up with a definitive ranking of the best restaurants in the country.") Otherwise, you'll have to settle for only one choice or a place that's less than the "best".
"Companies that structured some work into the form of part-time virtual jobs would find several upsides — first, a vastly expanded applicant pool."
Bob Luddy is the founder of the Thales Academy schools here in Wake County and he sounds like an amazing man. Here's one tidbit:
In 2013, the town of Rolesville, North Carolina got a new public high school that cost $76 million. A year later, Thales opened a $9 million high school two-and-a-half miles away. Though much smaller, when divided by the number of students each building can accommodate, the Thales school cost half as much.
In addition to the video in the piece linked above, here's another worthwhile look at Thales (7.5 minute video).
A few of the usual suspects and a whole bunch of others.
The top two countries are obvious, but who number three is surprised me.