"This underappreciated transformation is probably the most distinct design change to come to cars over the past half-century, and for most US cars, it happened within just a few years, starting in 1986."
"20-Year-Olds Are Making Six Figures In West Texas And There Still Aren’t Enough Workers".
"United Airlines CEO nearly died a month into the job — here's the one piece of health advice that saved his life"
Not the "one piece," but also of note: even vegan athletes have heart attacks.
Wouldn't this be an interesting? (Lest you scoff, look up the history of stomach ulcers.)
Link via Marginal Revolution.
"Implausible estimates of benefits or risks associated with diet reflect almost exclusively the magnitude of nutrition researchers' cumulative biases."
The answer is tax reform. And the example discussed is North Carolina.
I don't agree with the conclusion, but I do agree that pinning the blame entirely on Alan Greenspan is a mistake.
Quora discussion. The response currently second from the top that proposes criteria for "Novice," "Intermediate," "Advanced," "Expert," and "Guru" was especially interesting.
At the very least it would be smart to supplement cross-section studies with longitudinal ones.
So far this has been a very good thing for the economy and I hope it will continue: "Corporate America, take note—either innovate or Jeff Bezos will do it for you."
A long but interesting look at exactly which parts of our economy have seen the steepest rise in prices over the last several decades. The author concludes that our understanding of which ones, and why, is at best very imcomplete. Regarding medicine, the field in which he works, he mentions that part--but only part--of the problem is this:
A patient goes to the hospital with a heart attack. While he’s recovering, he tells his doctor that he’s really upset about all of this. Any normal person would say “You had a heart attack, of course you’re upset, get over it.” But if his doctor says this, and then a year later he commits suicide for some unrelated reason, his family can sue the doctor for “not picking up the warning signs” and win several million dollars. So now the doctor consults a psychiatrist, who does an hour-long evaluation, charges the insurance company $500, and determines using her immense clinical expertise that the patient is upset because he just had a heart attack.
There is an interesting table here. It compares "payroll jobs created" under Trump to the same length period at the end of Obama's presidency. We've heard a lot recently about where the increases are, but the three sectors with the largest declines under Trump compared to Obama are as follows: retail trade--at least partly due, I expect, to Amazon, leisure and hospitality--I've got no idea--and government, federal, state, and local. The latter is interesting but tricky since I saw a piece that claimed a lot of goverment employment is currently "off the books" in variouis outsourcing schemes. But that aside, it could be encouraging news.
Excellent, (slightly) amusing, and true.
Related, same blog: "Derek Zoolander, spherical cows, the Guardian, and econophysics".
When it comes to the economics expert witnesses, the NCAA has far more throw-weight.
The plaintiffs bring to the case two economists in Dr. Roger Noll and Dr. Daniel Rascher. To counter, the NCAA has retained its own accomplished economists in Dr. James Heckman and Dr. Kennith Elzinga.
But you can never tell. I looked at an antitrust case years ago in which one side presented an affadavit by a future Nobel Prize winner and other superstars of the profession, and the other side's expert witness was an unknown--at least to me--economist. The other side won, in large part because the judge felt the superstars testimony was boilerplate, not at all specific to the case at hand and also that said experts did not, the judge felt, answer questions well, while the unknown guy was quite specific and responsive.
"Verizon's ultra-fast 5G Home internet service will begin rolling out October 1st, and will offer download speeds 10 times faster than the US average"
Maybe. I've seen promises like this before. But . . . maybe this time will be different.
Verizon says that customers of the new service, Verizon 5G Home, "should expect typical network speeds around 300 Mbps and, depending on location, peak speeds of nearly 1 Gbps, with no data caps." In short, Verizon 5G Ha 1 GB file in 28 seconds.ome customers should typically expect extremely fast internet speeds.
1 Gbps translates to 1,000 Mbps, which would let you download a 1 GB file in eight seconds, which is incredibly fast. Even the 300 Mbps speeds that customers should typically expect is fast, allowing customers to download
"Most"? I would hate to be the judge of that contest.
"New iPhones are 'too big for women to hold': Feminist campaigners slam Apple making devices that 'affect hand health'"
"Bravo, Helen Self." Indeed.
Funny. You have to get up really early in the morning to beat bubbie. (3 minute video.)
Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.
"The secret of the most famous violins? A bath, say researchers on the hunt for Stradivarius mystique."
"Behind that Stradivarius je ne sais quoi, the authors of the new paper suggested, was a bath: the lost art of giving violin and cello wood an extended chemical soak."
Some information from a master. (5 minute video.)
Quelle horreur! "The New Age star has managed to be something almost impossible these days: a very private celebrity."
I like "Oronoco Flow".
The winner is probably the least well-known of the four: Potbelly.
This says, "No!"
I couldn’t care less if someone sees being miserable as the key to happiness. My problem with them is they aren’t content to suck the joy out of their own lives or to wallow in the bed of misery they’ve made for themselves alone. They want to use force and the power of government to drag everyone else into it with them.
"The story of the PDF, the file format that’s become one of the internet’s defining information tools."
Probably everything you might ever want to know about the ubiquitous .pdf.
With the big hurricane due to make landfall soon in the Carolinas, this is timely. I don't completely trust the government on health and safety matters, but that said, the advice here is consistent with my general practice: When in doubt, throw it out.
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