"That is how it all began for Bob Knight. Sports was never just fun and games, but rather a morality play in which it wasn’t enough to win. You had to win the right way. . . . The winning, however, was never the point, and it only tells part of the complicated story which ended with Knight’s death Wednesday at the age of 83."
I don't know about "greatest" but this is an excellent collection. From "What we've got here is failure to communicate" to "Who the fuck are you? I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy" to "I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart" there are many great ones here.
Backed by a fine eight-piece band, live from Germany in 2013. the late, great Joe Cocker.
"Researchers found that when adjusted for body mass index (BMI), intake of unprocessed and processed red meat (beef, pork, or lamb) was not directly associated with any markers of inflammation, suggesting that body weight, not red meat, may be the driver of increased systemic inflammation."
Inconsistent with my anecdotal observation of NC State. At NCSU I think it was widely thought that EE was the most difficult.
"Is boosting bone mass through pharmacotherapy really the best way to prevent fractures in the elderly?"
Doctor stirs a controversy by claiming that instead of prescribing drugs for osteoporosis doctors should help theirs patients to avoid falling.
No evidence presented here, but I vote for an explanation that focuses on the pandemic plus the sad state of a lot of public schools plus the increasing amount of resources available to help parents home school.
Unsurprising: STEM faculty and "Business, Economics, & Law" faculty are on the right side. Humanities and Social Sciences (excluding economics) faculty are much more on the wrong side.
Economics is #7.
Oakland and Baghdad by the Bay head the list.
Interesting and sounds correct.
He says it outperforms the "market". If he is onto something--and someone would need to check his figures--then it shouldn't last very long (and may already be over).
First sentence of the abstract of a seemingly ungated NBER working paper:
Using data across countries and over time we show that women are unhappier than men in unhappiness and negative affect equations, irrespective of the measure used – anxiety, depression, fearfulness, sadness, loneliness, anger – and they have more days with bad mental health and more restless sleep.
Link via Instapundit who quips, "Obviously we're not feminisming hard enough."
I think this is old, but when I stumbled upon it again it made me laugh.
Three fine examples.
"When companies start referencing soft-landing as frequently as they are now, it is usually a triumph of hope over reality and a hard landing is just around the corner."
Graph illustrating the point. (Small sample, however.)
This is nicely put by John Di Leo:
In nearly every other arena of life, we see people and organizations in a competitive environment rise to the challenge. When a sports team gets better, its rivals do, too. They have to. When a restaurant or department store becomes more popular, its competitors across the street or across the mall quickly up their game as well, offering better value, better service, better quality, better ambiance — whatever it takes to win back the customers they’ve lost.
Only in politics do we see this apparent disinterest in results. Only in the sphere of state and local governments do we see politicians uninterested in the decline of their cities, the indigence of their population, the loss of opportunities for the generations to come.
"The United States has about 20 years for corrective action after which no amount of future tax increases or spending cuts could avoid the government defaulting on its debt."
Underlying US Budget Gap Doubled in Latest Year. (Shows the sources of this increase.)
Joseph Calhoun of Alhambra Investments tacitly supports Milton Friedman:
I am constantly amazed that economists who consider themselves staunch capitalists, believe that, given sufficient information, they could do what they firmly believe socialists and communists cannot. Namely, to shape the economy through policy, fiscal and/or monetary, to produce a better outcome than the market left to its own devices.
A novel ranking.
Short interview with Edward Luttwak who sharply criticizes government regulation of our defense industry:
The American R&D system is governed by 5,000-plus rules designed to avoid waste, fraud, and mismanagement. Unfortunately, these rules make everything terrifically elaborate and costly, and they also seemingly make it impossible to do anything in less than 20 years’ time. When you do things slowly in the R&D world, it means that components and elements like microprocessors become obsolete while you’re still working on a system. Then you have to go back and bring all those obsolete systems up to date. This is how we end up taking years and years—decades, in fact—to develop new weapons, at a huge cost.