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"One foot in the cradle, one foot in the grave." Noel Miller
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A former dean of Harvard College and current computer science professor at Harvard blasts the University: Using “nondiscrimination” as a cudgel against students’ private associations is odiously patronizing. No similar policy applies to Harvard faculty or staff. Even worse, Harvard... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Newmark's Door
Short piece by John Crudele illustrates why it is so difficult to control government spending. If you try to micromanage--don't spend money on X--the bureaucrats will tend, as here, to redefine X. If, on the other hand, you just take... Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at Newmark's Door
If you lack things to worry about, try this. Alarming new research shows one of the deadliest bugs, nicknamed CRE, is actually striking three times more patients than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us. One lesson from... Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at Newmark's Door
At least according to one recent study it's interval training. Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at Newmark's Door
Nice piece to catch you up to date on the potential changes to government pensions in California. Battle lines are drawn. The unions claim that state and local agencies may not reduce any pension benefits. Pension reformers – and the... Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at Newmark's Door
"The best offense is a good defense." Related: for all information needs prior to this week's draft, see the rather amazing Draft Breakdown. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
Here's one vote for Chapel Hill: "UNC scandal '10 times worse' than U of L strippers". Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
A golden oldie worth reviewing for perspective on today's various predictions of technological doom. (7 minute video.) Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
A while back someone objected to the "Things one middle-aged economist finds interesting" tagline to this blog. He wrote, "You're not middle-aged anymore; you're old!" I replied that when I started the blog I was middle-aged and out of respect... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
The Washington Post slams the New York Times: "Beware the political anecdote." Do tell. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
If you're thinking about leaving cable TV, this site will show what over-the-air channels you can get in your area. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Courtesy of NASA, see the exact path over the U.S. the solar eclipse will take. (And map is zoomable.) Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Unless they can demonstrate higher returns or lower risk or both--and they probably can't--they should reduce that spending by a lot. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
"The first myth is that the hormone cortisol causes stress." Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
Sounds right. Senator McConnell’s success in getting Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court is a reminder that there’s no limit to what can be accomplished in Washington if conservatives don’t waste their time worrying about what the liberal press... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
As always, caveat emptor. Over the 15-year period ending Dec. 2016, 92.15% of large-cap, 95.4% of mid-cap, and 93.21% of small-cap managers trailed their respective benchmarks. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
One of the many activities of the Left that irritate me is they work around the clock to extend Federal largess to any life form with a pulse, without limits or sense, and then they have the nerve to complain... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door
I don't trust most surveys, but maybe, just maybe, this one points to an interesting conclusion: what outrages a small group of noisy people doesn't bother most. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door
"Since analytical instruments are able to pick up increasingly smaller concentrations, many crops have detectable residues yet no significant risk." Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door