My wife wants these for her classroom. (Teaching the children etiquette is increasingly . . . challenging.)
"The disappointment that led Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera to console each other at a New Jersey Bennigan’s"
But--spoiler alert--it turned out all right.
That would be diecast cars, but still . . . (9.5 minute video.)
It's seems pretty simple--it's also what Pop did with Timmy--it's a wonder more teams don't imitate it.
I had no idea that "thug [blue]grass" was a thing. But "Maria" and "Bar Down By The River" aren't bad. (The group is Alder Street.)
Link via my older daughter.
A funny three minutes with Mr. David.
The Women's World Cup starts today. These are ten great goals, but the order is wrong. Pino's cross to Wambach is the best by far.
Amen to this. (I'm glad I'm retired from college teaching.)
The corrupt undergraduate admissions process at most schools today can flourish because the higher branches of the American academic tree are so good. But the lower branches are rotten with grade inflation and social promotion. The move away from an emphasis on genuine academic achievement and meritocratic promotion has done a disservice to the least well-off while offering more opportunities for the rich and connected to buy the trappings of success for their offspring.
Especially for fans for the late WFB, of which I am one. (6-minute video.)
Get it to market, stat!
"Articles complaining 'there is too much stuff' may be the one thing of which we have too many.
Don Boudreaux lowers the booms on another poor economic illiterate.
Yet another case of cherished Liberal policies conflicting. Electric cars may be good for fighting global warming (could be, might be--naaaaah). But are electric car subsidies good for equitable income distribution? Heck, no. Especially Teslas: "The thing about owning a Tesla no one talks about — nightmarish repair delays".
An argument that Tesla, Uber, Lyft, and Snap are not like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
P. J. O'Rourke briefly expounds the great truth about information and incentives: "Why Government Doesn’t Work, No Matter Who Runs It".
Economist Stephen J. K. Walters explains what happened to Baltimore.
"Why New York Can’t Have Nice Things: It costs three times more to build a subway station here than in London or Paris. What if we could change that?"
You know the drill: guess. Go ahead, guess.
So very sad.
Pro tip: move.
This is great:
All of which raises two questions: If Kilkenny’s nearly 40 years of diversity efforts have failed to put Georgetown’s equity challenges to rest, why is she being promoted? And second: What possible equity challenges remain? After four decades of attention, if Georgetown has still not smoked out all its allegedly racist faculty who fail to treat minority students equally; if it continues to admit rapists; and if students of color, females, and gays still face constricted opportunities, perhaps the university should shut down.
"Watch Amazon's mesmerizing 'robot highway' where hundreds of machines rapidly sort packages for delivery"
The second video on the page, near the bottom, features a very brief statement from an impressive-sounding young woman.
What a surprise: the demand for lowering CO2 emissions turns out to be . . . downward-sloping:
These results reflect climate scientist Roger Pielke’s 2010 notion of “the iron law of climate policy.” Pielke noted that support for reducing greenhouse emissions is limited by the amount of sacrifice demanded. “People will pay some amount for climate goals,” he noted, “but only so much.” At $80 a year per household, he suggested, polls found most people would support climate measures but raise it to $770 annually and support drops below ten percent.
To ask the question is virtually to answer it:
Which leaves us with the question of the day: Will the Federal Reserve bailout heavily indebted cities in the next crisis?
More Chicago-related links:
Many of you have probably seen the argument that a good reason why U.S. healthcare in terrible is that our healthcare expenditures per capita as a percentage of GDP are much higher than other those of other countries. This anonymous blogger argues that deflating by GDP is much inferior to deflating by consumption expenditures and that after doing so U.S. healthcare expense is right about where it should be.
I don't know if he is correct, but it is an argument I hadn't seen before.
And here is makes an argument I have seen before, but he makes it quite well, that another criticism of our healthcare--our life expectancy is lower than that of some other industrialized nations--is quite unfounded. One needs to adjust for car accidents, drugs, and homicide, none of which should be blamed on our healthcare system.
Second place not a surprise: Nathan's. ("This Coney Island hot dog is an American classic for a reason.")
But the first place winner--it wasn't close--is. (At least to me.)