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"One foot in the cradle, one foot in the grave." Noel Miller
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This sounds truly excellent. But we need to see five years, minimum, of results to be sure. Continue reading
Posted 31 minutes ago at Newmark's Door
I hadn't seen before this interpretation of the famous statement by Big Al. Continue reading
Posted 46 minutes ago at Newmark's Door
Raleigh is #7. (I predict #4 will be dropping soon.) Continue reading
Posted 55 minutes ago at Newmark's Door
Probably as much as you ever wanted to know about the joys of vending machines. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Newmark's Door
Two of the key findings from a study by Diana Thomas, Assoc. Prof. of Economics, Creighton University: "Regulation Is Associated with Higher Child Care Costs". "Regulation Has Unintended Consequences". Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
I haven't read the two Tetlock books, but there on my ever-expanding list. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
If you have an iPhone--and especially if you also like snowboarding in the Swiss mountains--you probably want to read this. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
Well, the study is of papers submitted to Clinical Otolaryngology--ear, nose, and throat medicine--but this is still interesting: A minority of the rejected papers went on to appear in higher-impact journals, though. These 'ugly ducklings' even included 18 manuscripts (that's... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
John Hinderaker: Could the Left possibly be more corrupt? I don’t know. It wouldn’t be easy. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Another issue for conservatives to campaign on. Now, thanks to a new report from the Institute for Justice, University of Minnesota economics professor Dr. Morris Kleiner and economist Dr. Evgeny Vorotnikov, those costs have been quantified both nationally and in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Summarizes an argument that I hadn't heard before--not that I looked for one--that the answer is "No." Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
William Voegeli on the politics of affirmative action in California: But it does suggest that as America’s demography becomes more like California’s, affirmative action’s political position will become increasingly precarious. Contrary to expectations, the coalition of the ascendant appears to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
I well remember how Barnes & Noble and Borders were going to destroy independent booksellers which, in turn, would lead to the Apocalypse. Don't tell me: times change. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
It didn't work for me--West Virginia?--but I imagine it would work for at least some people. Many of the chains asked about are strictly regional and it should get enough information from the multiple questions on those to guess which... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
Noted economist Stephen Landsburg--author of the best intermediate micro text ever--presents an interesting fact about President of the U.S. John Tyler and his grandson. (In the comments there is another alleged "fun fact" about Joseph Stalin's granddaughter.) Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Yep. That's one really difficult to return shot. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Especially for fans of the late, great TV show, Seinfeld. I was surprised at just how many references there were. (11 minute video.) Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
Brief scene from a movie I really enjoyed a lot, The Big Short. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
I haven't read it, but Howard Zinn richly deserves a good debunking. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door
"Send your questions about math, physics, or anything else you can think of to: AskAMathematician@gmail.com". Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door
What they don't seem to understand is what will happen to the definition of "quality". Wanna bet it gets grossly distorted from what is contemplated in the "new funding strategy"? The new appropriations formula will be multiplying the change in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door