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"One foot in the cradle, one foot in the grave." Noel Miller
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Belichick just seems to be, as Yogi would have said, smarter than the average bear. Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Newmark's Door
A pretty good year for music. Link via Michael Greenspan. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
"Other research found that dogs and people had a similar response to hearing the sound of a human baby crying." Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
The supposedly best ones are too expensive for my, but your mileage may vary. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
Old and busted: having money to burn. The new hotness: having time to burn. Link via my older daughter. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Some reasons are preferable to others. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
I was never a fan of hot coffee, but nowadays I buy the cold brew concentrate and enjoy it a lot. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Y'all should come to Raleigh. Salad and Go sells 48-ounce salads, all priced between $5.74 and $8.23 depending on whether you add chicken, steak, or shrimp. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Even given the low expectations I have for good sense in K-12 education, this is really dopey. The plan — by the Mastery Transcript Consortium, which counts over 100 top private schools as members — would have its participants stop... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Megan McArdle: In businesses like this, people often look at the prices paid by marginal-cost consumers, and conclude it would be great if everyone got that price. But someone has to cover those fixed costs, or the seller goes bankrupt.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Another famous result in psychology comes under fire. And the original author worsens his problem: Following a rather opaque discussion, Strack seems to come close to suggesting that the truth of claims in science can be known even in the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Interesting, apparently sober and balanced evaluation of the evidence regarding the heritability of IQ vis-à-vis the controversy over the research of Charles Murray. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Old story: wealthy people spend lotsa lotsa money in obvious ways, in "conspicuous consumption": bad, very bad. New story: wealthy people do NOT spend money in obvious ways, in "inconspicuous consumption": bad, very bad. You'd almost think that whatever wealthy... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Interesting analysis of Amazon's principal strategy. UPDATE: Link fixed now. Thanks, Art. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
I think ya gotta admire the creative way the New York train system is attempting to solve its problem. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Unsurprising: it wasn't aliens. UPDATE: link included now. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Glenn Reynolds briefly discusses Philip Hamburger's new book, The Administrative Threat. You didn't give these clowns power. They just grabbed it. Peter Berkowitz does, too: "Confronting the Administrative Power Grab". Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
"BLUE MODEL CRISIS: The Illinois Meltdown". Years of cascading fiscal crisis and insoluble political gridlock have driven the Land of Lincoln to the edge of the abyss. . . . The collapse of governance in America’s fifth-largest state is on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
Overvalued: "There are only two other times in history when stocks were more expensive than today". Not: "Don't Fear Today's Stock Market: It's No Late '90s 'Bubble'". Tangentially related and interesting: "Still (Not) Crazy After All These Years". Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
Some good ones listed. I read--at least occasionally--about 20 on the list. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
A little known way teachers' unions are even worse than they appear. Only about half of all new teachers will stay long enough to qualify for a pension at all, and fewer than one in five will reap the large... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
"The Firm," "Rain Man," and, especially, "Risky Business" are ranked too low, but for the two-thirds I've seen the rest seem about right. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door