Business 2.0 breathlessly reports more alleged Great Insights from Behaviorial Economics. By the end, though, the article sees the light: Behaviorial Economics is like ". . . a late-night bull session at graduate school: lots of fun, but what's the practical value?"
James Lileks--scroll down a little to the May 29 entry--explains who really goes to see those horrible Jason the Slasher movies. And he offers a Ph.D. dissertation topic. For free.
A cool site that ranks "Futurist" movies based on three criteria: plausibility, entertainment, and futurism. A Boy and His Dog, Planet of the Apes, and Sleeper are ranked too low; Gattaca is ranked way too high; The Boys from Brazil at #12 is about right. (It features one of my all-time favorite movie lines. Larry O. playing Simon Wiesenthal, says in this amazing, schmaltzy Austrio-German accent: "I may leef here emp-ty-hand-ed, but you . . . you are not goink anyVHERE!")