Belichick just seems to be, as Yogi would have said, smarter than the average bear.
"Other research found that dogs and people had a similar response to hearing the sound of a human baby crying."
The supposedly best ones are too expensive for my, but your mileage may vary.
Old and busted: having money to burn.
The new hotness: having time to burn.
Link via my older daughter.
Some reasons are preferable to others.
I was never a fan of hot coffee, but nowadays I buy the cold brew concentrate and enjoy it a lot.
Y'all should come to Raleigh.
Salad and Go sells 48-ounce salads, all priced between $5.74 and $8.23 depending on whether you add chicken, steak, or shrimp.
Even given the low expectations I have for good sense in K-12 education, this is really dopey.
The plan — by the Mastery Transcript Consortium, which counts over 100 top private schools as members — would have its participants stop reporting grades to college admissions offices and instead provide a new model for transcripts and portfolios. The consortium’s proposal would serve as one more step in a trend going back a century toward introducing vagueness and, by extension, discretionary power into college admissions.
If, supposedly, wealthy people can give their offspring an unfair advantage on the SATs and getting good high school grades, wait until you see how large an advantage they can procure in getting good "portfolios".
In businesses like this, people often look at the prices paid by marginal-cost consumers, and conclude it would be great if everyone got that price. But someone has to cover those fixed costs, or the seller goes bankrupt.
I'd vote to give the woman an honorary degree in economics.
Another famous result in psychology comes under fire. And the original author worsens his problem:
Following a rather opaque discussion, Strack seems to come close to suggesting that the truth of claims in science can be known even in the absence of statistical support.
Interesting, apparently sober and balanced evaluation of the evidence regarding the heritability of IQ vis-à-vis the controversy over the research of Charles Murray.
Old story: wealthy people spend lotsa lotsa money in obvious ways, in "conspicuous consumption": bad, very bad.
New story: wealthy people do NOT spend money in obvious ways, in "inconspicuous consumption": bad, very bad.
You'd almost think that whatever wealthy people do with their money, it will be bad, very bad.
Interesting analysis of Amazon's principal strategy.
UPDATE: Link fixed now. Thanks, Art.
I think ya gotta admire the creative way the New York train system is attempting to solve its problem.
Unsurprising: it wasn't aliens.
UPDATE: link included now.
Glenn Reynolds briefly discusses Philip Hamburger's new book, The Administrative Threat.
You didn't give these clowns power. They just grabbed it.
Peter Berkowitz does, too: "Confronting the Administrative Power Grab".
"BLUE MODEL CRISIS: The Illinois Meltdown".
Years of cascading fiscal crisis and insoluble political gridlock have driven the Land of Lincoln to the edge of the abyss. . . . The collapse of governance in America’s fifth-largest state is on a different scale from the problems (and there are many) in other indebted state capitals.
The Illinois official responsible for paying the state's bills is warning that new court orders mean her office must pay out more each month than Illinois receives in revenue.
As frugal as Jerry Brown is, if his own money were at risk I can’t imagine that he would not grasp the difference between (i) using his own discretionary cash to pay down his obligations and (ii) borrowing from a family member to speculate on stocks in the hope of reducing future costs relating to his obligations.
California is widely celebrated as the fount of technical, cultural and political innovation. Now we seem primed to outdo even ourselves, creating a new kind of socialism that, in the end, more resembles feudalism than social democracy.
Overvalued: "There are only two other times in history when stocks were more expensive than today".
Not: "Don't Fear Today's Stock Market: It's No Late '90s 'Bubble'".
Tangentially related and interesting: "Still (Not) Crazy After All These Years".
But, as usual, more research is needed.
Some good ones listed. I read--at least occasionally--about 20 on the list.
A little known way teachers' unions are even worse than they appear.
Only about half of all new teachers will stay long enough to qualify for a pension at all, and fewer than one in five will reap the large back-end rewards promised by the plans.
"The Firm," "Rain Man," and, especially, "Risky Business" are ranked too low, but for the two-thirds I've seen the rest seem about right.
Unexplained: why they're stacked so close.
Increase the launch angle.
Link via my older daughter.