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July 2014

July 31, 2014

"At this bar I go to, the prices of the beers change every 15 minutes based on supply and demand inside the bar."

Fifteen minutes seems a little short, but the idea is certainly worth experimenting with. (Unless it's just a marketing gimmick.)

"How American Beer Became Great Again"

It wasn't that long ago that we heard Anheuser-Busch and huge seller concentration would be the absolute death of American beer.

Surprise!

"Compassion and the Rule of Law"

Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary:

But that isn’t what’s at stake in this debate. Nobody is saying that the kids shouldn’t be cared for. But the notion, pushed by the United Nations and a growing volume of liberal commentators, is that we must treat these illegals as refugees and let them stay in America rather than being sent back home.

The argument for this proposition rests principally on the idea that the kids are in genuine danger from violence in their own countries. Looked at from that point of view, sending them back would be a death sentence. Thus, granting them asylum is being represented as not merely ethical but our obligation as civilized people.

But the problem with this reasoning is that if this position is allowed to stand, Central America and indeed, much of the rest of the world, might well empty out as immigrants seeking a better life pour into the United States.

"Two Top Experts Debate the Outlook for Growth"

Summary of Joel Mokyr's reply to Robert Gordon's stagnation thesis.

July 30, 2014

*This* is a bigger problem than inequality

"Employers say they can't fill jobs—and here's why".

A declining unemployment rate—now at 6.1 percent—would seem to mean that employers are packing their payrolls with workers. But many businesses say they are having a harder time filling open positions this year than last year, according to a new survey.

"The Worst Days To Do 19 Common Activities"

Worst days, supposedly, to eat out, to drive, and more.

"How A Former Denny's Waitress Amassed An Empire Of Over 75 Denny's Locations"

The American Dream lives for at least this one lady.

Two on Google

"Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won't Even Notice".

"Google’s Master Plan--It’s easy: Turn everything into data."

July 29, 2014

"The Trouble with Campus Rape Tribunals"

Includes this information important, I think, for addessing the problem:

Every year, there are horrific crimes against female students, often perpetrated by a small number of men who prey upon first-year women who are under the influence of alcohol. United Educators, an insurance company owned by 1,160 member colleges and universities, reported that between 2005 and 2010, 63 percent of complainants filing claims of sexual assault are first-year students, and their assaults typically occur in September. In 92 percent of these claims, the complainant was under the influence of alcohol. More than 60 percent of these claims involved women who were so drunk that they had no memory of the assault. Eighty-one percent of these assaults occurred in student dormitoriesResearch by forensic consultant David Lisak indicates that three percent of college men account for over 90 percent of college rapes.

Link via Glenn Reynolds.

"Piketty’s Can Opener"

Jim Manzi:

In summary, Piketty has weak evidence to support his theory for why CEO pay has increased in America. What evidence he has covers only CEOs of public companies, and hence about 3 percent of the top 0.1 percent. His whole model, even if correct and extended beyond what is supported by the evidence could only apply to about one-fourth of the top 0.1 percent. And this very group that he claims is responsible for driving income inequality in America is collapsing as a share of the top 0.1 percent.

Piketty’s explanation for rising inequality in America plays to many people’s predispositions, but he has no real evidence that it’s true. Therefore accepting the predictions he makes for the effect of his policies would be incredibly dangerous.

Ouch.

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