By Greg Werden and Luke Froeb, a much needed dissection of the recent, mostly dopey claims about rising concentration. Froeb now works for the Trump Administration so the Left will almost certainly dismiss him, but Greg Werden will prove much tougher to dismiss. (Not that they won't try.)
Take a guess.
Spare a thought for those knights of social justice, the student protesters. Motivated by the yearning for a better world, they sacrifice their time and energy in service to their ideals. They display courage, stamina, determination, and creativity in coming up with rhymes in their chants.
Except if you tell them they’re jeopardizing their financial aid or their housing. Then they fold immediately.
Mr. Rogers voice: "Can you say unions, boys and girls? I knew you could."
Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.
Four-minute video revisiting The Population Bomb's terrible forecast.
Related: "13 Worst Predictions Made on Earth Day, 1970".
This matches my prior exactly. Over the last twenty or so years I've read a bunch a crap I never would have read in the old days, because in the old days I would have had to pay for a lot of it.
Right ahead of the NFL draft, an interesting piece extolling the virtues of young Mr. Barkley.
This is so Philadelphia.
The odds were strongly against Z, but he overcame.
Related: "10 Impossible Things That Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic Did In Football" and, in case you missed his U.S. soccer debut, "Zlatan is Back! God! Ibrahimovic! LA Galaxy 4-3 Los Angeles FC All goals Highlight (31/03/2018)".
Any manager will tell you: personnel evaluation can be difficult as heck. That seem go to triple for NFL QBs.
Related: "Two-Time Super Bowl Coach John Fox’s NFL Draft Tips" and "(How to) View Grit".
UPDATE: Bill Barnwell, ESPN, has a deep dive into trying to figure out QBs.
I'm not sure why anybody should care about rock stars' hairlines, but I think the piece is entertaining nonetheless.
Makes sense to me: e-commerce has a difficult time replicating the food court experience.
Portlandia is only #2. I demand a recount.
Personally, I don't want to try anything you have to sign a waiver to eat, but your mileage may vary.
Next week Willie's 73rd studio album drops.
“Willie invites almost universal love from hippies and rednecks, liberals and conservatives — everyone except the professional pot-stirrers,” R. G. Ratcliffe wrote in Texas Monthly last year. He’s right. It’s a wildly impressive achievement. The world of Willie Nelson fandom, thank goodness, is largely a politics-free zone. We need more of that in our country, not less.
Account of the invention of the cellphone.
The Motorola DynaTAC 8000x was 9 inches tall, contained 30 circuit boards and could store 30 numbers. After charging for 10 hours, it had enough juice to sustain 35 minutes of conversation. The price tag started at $3,999; most plans cost 50 cents per minute.
The next time you're tempted to curse some aspect of the Modern Age, pause and give thanks for TP.
So true. Much lower child mortality, recorded music, electric lighting. (And he doesn't even mention grocery stores.)
I really like "options".
"2 formerly obese economists lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months — here are the best tricks they used"
UPDATE: first link fixed now.
I was listening to this Craig Ferguson interview and Craig said something to the effect that most of the leading philosophers had no kids. I thought: really? I'm empirically oriented, so my first thought was to get a list of philosophers and check. I tried Wikipedia for the list, but it was very, very long. I sampled six I had actually heard of and found . . . they all had no children. But needless to say, a non-random sample of six is not much evidence.
I mentioned this to my wife and she said why not Google it? I did and turned up this piece.
Have I mentioned recently that I love Google?
"Inequality is a complex topic. Ask these questions if you really want to get to the heart of the issue."
Lotsa luck. The usual suspects won't spend a second asking these questions.
Not my field, but it sounds right.
Mark Bauerlein sounds really ticked off, but that doesn't prevent him from being accurate and fun to read.
"Howard Jacobson: ‘Jews know what antisemitism is and what it isn’t. To invent it would be a sacrilege’"
Most Jews know what antisemitism is and what it isn’t. Its history is written on the Jewish character in blood. To invent it where it is not would be a sacrilege.
Article in the New York Times, which at my last check was not a member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.
Governments are struggling as mounting pension obligations crowd out the rest of their budgets. Oregon faces a severe, self-inflicted crisis. . . .
A county road recently washed out, stranding 300 people. Ms. Dwyer, of the Three Rivers School District, reported the problem to a public-works official.
She recalled his response: “I have trucks, but I can’t put gas in them to come to you and dig it out.”