"Why do philosophers make unsuitable life partners?"

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?


"A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash"

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.”

Related: "Garcetti, Wesson DROP $1.6 Billion Pension Bomb on Angelenos" and "Pension Crisis: Former California State Controller Warns About CalPERS".