Sad but true.
Recent NBER paper.
This paper provides a large scale, empirical evaluation of unintended effects from invoking the precautionary principle after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. After the accident, all nuclear power stations ceased operation and nuclear power was replaced by fossil fuels, causing an exogenous increase in electricity prices. This increase led to a reduction in energy consumption, which caused an increase in mortality during very cold temperatures. We estimate that the increase in mortality from higher electricity prices outnumbers the mortality from the accident itself, suggesting the decision to cease nuclear production has contributed to more deaths than the accident itself.
Not quite. This is a classic Washington Post headline. The "world's top economists" turn out to be 1) Robert Shiller, who has a new book to plug, 2) the governor of Sweden's national bank, 3) the head of Australia's central bank, and 4) two Harvard economists who did a study which claims "By age 40, the earnings of people who majored in fields like social science or history have caught up [to STEM majors].”
Read it if you like but I think the headline vastly overstates the evidence cited.
UPDATE: Link added.
Sounds like "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
And she really wants to prohibit private health insurance? Really?
Belichick got his 300th win a few weeks back. I'm linking to the piece because of this:
As Belichick's victories and hardware continue to pile up, here's a look at some of his most impressive accomplishments, with thoughts from those who know him best about the secrets to his sustained excellence.
Given that it's a conspiracy theory, it sounds rather reasonable. (But where is upper management?)
My college world history course didn't cover the Akkadians.
. . . lives in the red areas on this map.
Gorgeous cover by Bonnie Raitt and Lowell George from 1972. (Song begins about 2:53.)
From the comments: "[Y]ou may think you are cool, but you will never be Bonnie Raitt 1972 cool." Also: "Not fair my parents had this and I got Kanye west."