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"One foot in the cradle, one foot in the grave." Noel Miller
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Tedeschi Trucks Band. Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan. Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at Newmark's Door
McSweeney's. Ouch. Pretty funny unless, of course, you're one of them. Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at Newmark's Door
How the Mafia arose from a protection racket for Sicilian lemons. Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Newmark's Door
"If you want to live a long time, you should stick to a hard-and-fast regimen of regular exercise and healthy food. Your sleep schedule should run like a Swiss railroad. But if you want your life to seem like it’s... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
It sounds convincing, but it's still hard for me to believe that trillions of galaxies each with trillions of stars orignated in one bit of a microsecond in one teeny-tiny bit of space. (But I don't have a better idea.)... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
Short version: almost all of the cast makes nada. Jerry and Larry are the only ones who get a cut. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
I like this one and totally agree with the author over Pollan: "Embrace the Improvements We've Made Since Your Great-Grandmother Was Cooking". Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
"This underappreciated transformation is probably the most distinct design change to come to cars over the past half-century, and for most US cars, it happened within just a few years, starting in 1986." Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
"20-Year-Olds Are Making Six Figures In West Texas And There Still Aren’t Enough Workers". Related: "Meet the Shalennials: CEOs Under 40 Making Millions in Texas Oil". Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Wouldn't this be an interesting? (Lest you scoff, look up the history of stomach ulcers.) Link via Marginal Revolution. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
"Implausible estimates of benefits or risks associated with diet reflect almost exclusively the magnitude of nutrition researchers' cumulative biases." Also see "John Ioannidis Aims His Bazooka At Nutrition Science". Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
The answer is tax reform. And the example discussed is North Carolina. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
I don't agree with the conclusion, but I do agree that pinning the blame entirely on Alan Greenspan is a mistake. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Quora discussion. The response currently second from the top that proposes criteria for "Novice," "Intermediate," "Advanced," "Expert," and "Guru" was especially interesting. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
At the very least it would be smart to supplement cross-section studies with longitudinal ones. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
So far this has been a very good thing for the economy and I hope it will continue: "Corporate America, take note—either innovate or Jeff Bezos will do it for you." Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
A long but interesting look at exactly which parts of our economy have seen the steepest rise in prices over the last several decades. The author concludes that our understanding of which ones, and why, is at best very imcomplete.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
There is an interesting table here. It compares "payroll jobs created" under Trump to the same length period at the end of Obama's presidency. We've heard a lot recently about where the increases are, but the three sectors with the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Excellent, (slightly) amusing, and true. Related, same blog: "Derek Zoolander, spherical cows, the Guardian, and econophysics". Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
When it comes to the economics expert witnesses, the NCAA has far more throw-weight. The plaintiffs bring to the case two economists in Dr. Roger Noll and Dr. Daniel Rascher. To counter, the NCAA has retained its own accomplished economists... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Maybe. I've seen promises like this before. But . . . maybe this time will be different. Verizon says that customers of the new service, Verizon 5G Home, "should expect typical network speeds around 300 Mbps and, depending on location,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door