Arnold Kling asks an interesting question: "Why are cities so uniformly far to the left politically?"
"It looks like someone opened the prison in Aliens 3 and let the inmates out at Wilshire and Ocean Avenue."
Quora discussion, with some that made me laugh.
Confused, distraught and annoyed when it’s time to pump your own gas. . . . EEK! Real talk, if you are from Portland, you have been spoiled and babied your whole adult gas pumping life. You will stand, or sit and wait for the gas attendant, that will never come to pump your gas.
You’re with the band. You’re in a band, were in a band, have managed or worked a bands merch table. You knew all the famous bands in town before they got famous, you probably even “dated” one of them. If you are from Portland you are probably claiming you have done one or all of these. Scene points, lots of scene points.
This, unfortunately, is also pretty Portland: "After defunding the police, Portland mayor attacks police for not arresting more rioters (that just get released anyway)".
Brief piece on the technical difference between "efficacy" and "efficiency".
Sounds reasonable to me.
This would imply that the conflict between old-fashioned liberal values and the new social justice values is over positional goods and thus will be very intense.
Two entries for one of my faves, Fettuccine Alfredo.
98.6 degrees is, apparently, obsolete.
Some beauties here.
Senior thesis at Pomona College (dated 5/5/19). Note the conclusion of the abstract:
We project home prices, as measured by House Price Index for California (HPI), to fall roughly 30 percent in the median case over the next four years.