There's a whole bunch of videos like this on YouTube of kids and adults hearing for the first time. Almost all of them are overwhelmed just like this lady.
No surprise: taxing the rich won't come close to solving our fiscal problem.
"Pep Guardiola's clubs have splashed out £1.75BILLION on signings during his illustrious career but he's delivered the silverware . . ."
Reviews top ten managers in European soccer and their transfer fees spent per trophy won.
Interesting: it seems as though only four states have all their counties rooting for just one team. (You can click on the map to enlarge it.)
John Pinette was a very funny guy. Here he is at his best--taking absolute truth and making it funny.
May be of interest to folks who want to learn programming. (Seven-minute video.)
"The predictions between the two theories disagree by a factor of 100 googol quintillion (that is, a one followed by 120 zeros)."
I agree it's mind blowing (at least if you're not on the business end of one).
Expensive ($500 for two) but maybe worth it for the cool factor.
Detailed article explaining something more people should know about: in the vast majority of U.S. colleges and universities few students have to pay the full list price for tuition.
By the way, to find out the net price for a U.S. college or university, type "[name of college] cost" into Google. Here's Colby College in Maine, acceptance rate of 9%: "Average [annual] cost before aid," $78,655; "Average cost after aid," $17,739. Wake Forest: $79,886 and $29,214. Univ. of Chicago, $84,126 and $22,690.
If you're taking medications you might want to check if grapefruit juice interacts with them.
Sound like a movie I'd like to see: "Helen Mirren’s Golda Meir offers a profile of greatness in the face of overwhelming adversity."
Be careful with grapefruit juice if you take certain medications.
In what universe is this a good idea? Even more important how does the House let him get away with it?
Color me unsurprised.
New NBER paper by Kevin Lang. Abstract:
When economists analyze a well-conducted RCT or natural experiment and find a statistically significant effect, they conclude the null of no effect is unlikely to be true. But how frequently is this conclusion warranted? The answer depends on the proportion of tested nulls that are true and the power of the tests. I model the distribution of t-statistics in leading economics journals. Using my preferred model, 65% of narrowly rejected null hypotheses and 41% of all rejected null hypotheses with |t|<10 are likely to be false rejections. For the null to have only a .05 probability of being true requires a t of 5.48.
Newt Gingrich argues that some important military victories took time and that we should remember that when considering the current war in Ukraine.
"Do not stand silent when your right to free speech is suppressed. Know that quality legal firms are often available for free. There are more beyond those I’ve mentioned here."
Veronique de Rugy, who usually brings us discouraging, sad, or infuriating news, brings us some good news about the world.
"Here's the Climate Dissent You're Not Hearing About Because It's Muffled by Society's Top Institutions"
A lengthy review of the current state of "climate dissent".
“The urgency is the stupidest part of the whole thing – that we need to act now with all these made-up targets,” Curry said. “The transition risk is far greater than any conceivable climate or weather risk.”
A fine review of the possible problems with the "artificial sweeteners are bad" hypothesis.
I'm not a single-issue voter, but if I were, a good candidate for me would be the incredible dopiness of any kind of price control.
That would be the kids who grow up with their two parents in the home.
Study coauthored by an assistant professor of economics at my former employer, North Carolina State Univ. [Don't ask me how this is economics.]
That would be Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.