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This seems sad to me, too.
As you would expect--or at least as I would expect--for a few states, "famous" is a stretch. "Rustic Overtones"? "Silkworm"? "The Spill Canvas"?
Information that may be of use to international travelers.
This was article was interesting and I was reminded--not for the first time--that I'm glad I'm not a lawyer.
Entertaining and refreshingly honest: two guys who forecast the election incorrectly discuss what happened.
Sounds good to me.
Andre is one former athlete who's making a big difference.
Why go this route, business instead of philanthropy?
I think it’s a function of scalability and it’s a function of sustainability. I think if you want to treat a problem in society, the government or philanthropy does just fine, and I think it’s a very important part, and I still have a huge working foundation that does that. But if you want real scalable change, you’ve got to figure out how to bring a lot of people to the table to create a win that makes it scalable and sustainable.
This is our 69th school. It took me 15 years to build one philanthropically, and it’s taken me four years to build 69, [with] 36,000 school seats. I like the economy of scale.
Link courtesy of my older daughter.
Almost in spite of themselves, scientists are driven to a teleological view of the cosmos.
(I liked the author's comment about the multiverse because it strikes me the same way: ". . . as a physicist trained to give preference to simple solutions, a multiverse strikes me as the opposite: exorbitant.")
I'd say it's a little too early to "kill" it. But 2016 does put an awful big dent in it.
Consider that Hillary Clinton's campaign outspent Trump by more than two-to-one. Pro-Clinton ads outnumbered pro-Trump ads by three-to-one. Independent groups (the "super PACs") supporting Clinton outspent independent groups supporting Trump by three-to-one.
Good news: recently red states have been outcompeting blue states for population. More electoral votes for us. But the bad news is that the blue-staters might take their crappy politics with them.
Prepare yourselves for Joe Biden, 2020!
"Scientists to test theory about light that could completely change our view of the universe and prove Einstein wrong"
Faithful readers know that my strong inclination is to give the points and bet on Big Al. But we'll see.
It's Amazon's world; we just live in it.
(I'm a big fan. Customer since 1995.)
Words to remember, admirably understated:
If you're genuinely interesting in being an effective critic of the next president, acting like Adolf Hitler is pounding at your doorstep every time Trump tweets something might not be the most effective plan in the long run.
Four recent studies.
I love Wag the Dog. It still amazes me that Hollywood made it. Maybe because a bunch of geniuses were involved: Levinson, Mamet, De Niro, Hoffman, Willie Nelson.
Steven Greenhut with still more on the lunacy of government pensions, particularly California's.
The default means the CalPERS board can move to reduce retirees’ benefits in Loyalton by about 60 percent, according to a formula that takes into account the dollars the city has already paid into the pension system. That would mark the first time in state history that CalPERS has reduced retirees’ benefits because of a municipality’s failure to pay its pension bills.
Andrew Ferguson presents two lovely examples of times the Nixon Administration tried to make simple, easy, utterly reasonable changes in the federal bureaucracy . . . and how long and difficult they were.
Marc Scribner, writing for the Foundation for Economic Education, presents a concise summary of why--despite the fondest hopes of politicians of both parties---"infrastructure investment" is not a terrific way to raise economic growth.
Joel Mokyr, a distinguished economic historian--one of the very best--thinks probably not.
The history of technology is full of examples of this feedback loop. The seventeenth-century scientific revolution was made possible partly by new, technologically advanced tools, such as telescopes, barometers, and vacuum pumps. One cannot discuss the emergence of germ theory in the 1870s without mentioning prior improvements in the microscope. The techniques of x-ray crystallography used by Rosalind Franklin were critical to the discovery of the structure of DNA, as well as to discoveries that led to over 20 Nobel prizes.
The instruments available to science today include modern versions of old tools that would have been unimaginable even a quarter-century ago.
Cut federal grants and the control and corruption that inevitably follows.
Obviously, one man does not a cure make, but this still sounds quite promising.
Other seriously ill men taking part in the same trial showed responses that astounded scientists, with tumours shrinking and the progress of their disease halted.
The article is more cautious than the headline, but still . . .
For my money, Geno, Pop, Bill B., and Nicky Satan are the Mount Rushmore of today's pro coaches.
Yet another Major Problem I had no idea about.