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Craig
"One foot in the cradle, one foot in the grave." Noel Miller
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Really excellent refutation of one of the worst economic fallacies: that we can't possibly have continued economic growth on a finite planet. Human imagination and ingenuity are not finite. Also see Don Boudreaux, "There Are No Natural Resources". Continue reading
Posted 35 minutes ago at Newmark's Door
Long piece by noted doctor/author Atul Gawande. More interesting in the first half than the second. I don't think Gawande details adequately what I see as an important problem. There are two cultures: one lived in by the trainers and... Continue reading
Posted 46 minutes ago at Newmark's Door
The GM plant in town closed and for a while, the effects were devastating. But now it is better. I think it’s always very hard to predict the future. Where things stand now is that the unemployment rate, which had... Continue reading
Posted 54 minutes ago at Newmark's Door
Charlie Baker (R) of Massachusetts and Larry Hogan (R) of Maryland are currently the two most popular governors in the U.S. Mass. and Md. are very blue states. Hopeful sign or not: you decide. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Newmark's Door
A few things have gotten worse in the U.S. since I was a kid, but food certainly is not one of them. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
This is on ESPN+, which you may have to pay a little for--I don't remember. But if you're interested in the NFL at all, these are really fascinating looks at quarterback play from one of the best to have played... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Newmark's Door
Posted 2 days ago at Newmark's Door
Mavis Staples, Maren Morris, and friends at Wednesday night's CMAs. Mercy! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
I, for one, am certainly glad that that's now cleared up. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
4.5 minutes of highlights from probably the greatest Seinfeld episode. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Newmark's Door
I thought when I heard the outrage from some of the usual suspects that the California fires are the direct result of climate change that there might be some teeny, tiny doubt about that. This piece from KQED Public Television,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Information I hope you never need, but which, if you do, could be important. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Posted 4 days ago at Newmark's Door
Prediction: if the Liberals have their way and do away with standardized tests, in about a year or two, they'll discover that admissions are still, or even more, "unfair," and they are not any happier. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
"A window on science, mathematics, and philosophy communities on Twitter and YouTube". Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
"As these examples show, many of the irrational forces that conspire against us today—including xenophobia, a self-conscious obsession with beauty, and toxic celebrity culture—have rational roots in our evolutionary past." Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
Another way is which I'm apparently becoming a decrepit old fogey: I don't find inexpensive dependability at all boring. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Newmark's Door
I seem to remember 20+ years ago when Deep Blue beat Kasparov, a number of folks predicted that almost no one would want to play chess anymore. Oops. Is this a metaphor for the much-feared AI takeover of society? Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door
My casual reading of the global warming literature is that a substantial part of the disagreement--even before assessing the accuracy of the climate models--is a hot dispute over what data to use. So I certainly agree with this piece that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Newmark's Door