The "if true" is the really tough part. See, for examples, "A Billion Years In Interstellar Space: What We Know Today About 'Oumuamua" and "Is Oumuamua an Alien Spaceship? Sure! Except, No".
Ain't this the truth. What goes around comes around.
Just in case you're ever tempted for even one second to believe any story originated by Buzzfeed (for examples, the Trump dossier and last week's kerfluffle over Trump's alleged subordination of perjury), read this amazing story.
People are again asking how BuzzFeed could possibly publish such “fake” news against Trump. They need look no further than BuzzFeed’s CEO and founder Jonah Peretti.
I imagine I would agree with the WaPo's editorial board--especially since 2016--about once a decade. Here's this decade's agreement.
According to this ranking, leaving aside a couple that I think are misclassified, the third-ranking social science site in English is Economics Job Market Rumors. (I enjoy it even if it gets under the skin of the Woke.)
Review of Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ’n’ Roll.
The great Richard Epstein eulogizes the great Harold Demsetz.
Another remarkable triumph for Liberal social policy:
“In summary, the tax does not lead to a shift in consumption towards healthier products, it affects low income households more severely, and it is limited in its ability to raise revenue,” the study said. . . .
Now that beer is, in some cases, cheaper than soda in Philadelphia, alcohol sales are up sharply.
Microeconomics wins again.
So while outright collusion among owners is certainly possible, it isn’t necessary to explain what’s going on. It’s far more likely that what we’re seeing in recent winters is simply the hard cold math resulting from a mismatch between how much money each team is raking in overall and how much of that revenue each individual player can lay claim to being responsible for.
“A lot of us in academia wrote about that and actually told the players’ association that that was going to be the effect,” says Stanford sports economist Roger Noll. “And they didn’t really believe us, because they thought that salaries were driven simply by total income, not by the increment to income driven by a player.”
(Link via Marginal Revolution.)
"No single individual is to blame for the reality of New York’s subway."
Related: "The real reasons to fear Cuomo’s L train plan".
Yes, indeed. I'm a firm believer that more federalism would lessen a number of our political problems.
We live in interesting times.
I was sad to see the Tide lose, but this still made me laugh. (2 minute video.)
A nice story. Go Pats.
Made me laugh.
Well, not all of us . . . but, hey, where's federal regulation when you need it??
The top five: 1) Trader Joe’s, 2) Costco Wholesale, 3) Amazon, 4) H-E-B, 5) Wegmans Food Markets.
Good. I missed my romaine.
That was one heck of a tsunami. Glad I missed it.
So we have AI fragility plus the trend of increasingly complex hard- and software to become unique. Now extrapolate this some decades into the future. We will have a few large companies, governments, and maybe some billionaires who will be able to afford their own AI. Those AIs will be delicate and need constant attention by a crew of dedicated humans.
The reporter briefly reviews 15.
Yes. Sad as I am to say it, a ticket of Mrs. O and Oprah--the Vice-Presidency isn't a real job a great majority of the time, so I'm sure an arrangement could be made for her to keep doing what's she's doing--would be real difficult to beat.
Jonah Goldberg in praise of dogs.
"Ever wondered what industries employ the youngest and oldest people?"
The youngest, by a fair margin, surprised me. The oldest did not.
This slams the Washington Post pretty hard. The deplorables might well not understand, but surely we expect better from the WaPo.