A cool little story about Bob Dylan's early acetates, Rolling Stone, and the heretofore unknown to me "Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect".
An interesting try, but even if one of the theories advanced explains why they did, they don't explain why they do now.
Come for Otis, stay for the wonderful backing band.
"Saint in the City" should be much higher, but this is a good ranking.
I just rewatched #3, "The Trouble With Tribbles," a couple of weeks ago. When Scotty unleashes the killer last line and that glorious fanfare comes up, I felt just as good as I did 49 years ago.
"What’s going on? Part of the answer is simple economics."
Close. I'd say the answer is almost entirely economics. (The other part being a cultural shift that encourages and indulges complaint more than it used to do. But that, too, may be a function of greater income and leisure.)
North Carolina's entry is Hops Burger Bar in Greensboro.
830,000 dead would seem to qualify.
"A CEO and former Googler shares the 5 traits every hiring manager looks for in young job candidates"
No surprise: #1 is "The ability to communicate clearly".
An excellent reminder.
John D. Rockefeller was the richest man the world had ever seen.
But for most of his adult life he didn’t have electric lights, air conditioning, or sunglasses. And he never had penicillin, sunscreen, or Advil. This is not ancient history: One in twenty Americans were born before Rockefeller died.
Microsoft has vowed to “solve the problem of cancer” within a decade by using ground-breaking computer science to crack the code of diseased cells so they can be reprogrammed back to a healthy state.
"Alumnus and longtime library employee left largely unrestricted bequest to U of New Hampshire. It is spending $100,000 on the library and $1 million on a video scoreboard for the football stadium."
It mystifies me why anybody who isn't an extreme Liberal leaves money to U.S. colleges and universities.
Now they just need to add more cars.
"Some of the nation’s most overburdened state and local governments are considering an unprecedented strategy for defusing their public sector pension time bombs: Offering workers lump-sum payments worth somewhat less than their pension guarantees in the hopes that enough will accept to meaningfully reduce long-term costs."
I wish 'em luck, but I'm pessimistic.
Review of Yuval Levin's recent book. I certainly like this:
In Levin’s view, the best politics for a decentralized society is one based in subsidiarity, a concept which holds that because society is a complex web of institutions, with the whole structured like concentric rings, political challenges should be tackled as close to the local level as possible.
Ignore the gratuitous slam of pharmaceutical companies near the end and enjoy both a mom's fierce struggle to help her daughter combined with an interesting meditation on what should qualify as scientific truth.
(I note that while the author makes a fine case for loosening the standard in the case at hand, there is a good reason why scientists have that standard: loosening it would force consideration of a whole lot more nonsense. We need to compare the benefits and costs of changing the standard and there are formidable obstacles to that. Life is difficult sometimes.)
Yesterday was the 135th anniversary of President James Garfield's death. You probably know he was assassinated. You might not know that it wasn't the assassin's bullet that killed him, it was his awful 19th century medical care.
Dr. Ira Rutkow, a professor of surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a medical historian, said: “Garfield had such a nonlethal wound. In today’s world, he would have gone home in a matter or two or three days.”
As Muhammad Ali exclaimed, "Rumble, young man, rumble!"
Guess. Go ahead, guess.
If you haven't seen this, it's a fun four minutes.
(Not that it will make any difference at all, but it's nice to see a Republican Congressman let loose.)
Joel Kotkin sternly warns about Cali's future.
(I like "Scandinavia on the Pacific" almost as much as "Baghdad by the Bay" and will try to remember to use it from now on.)
. . . to try to figure out what the heck is wrong with those people. Big business has destroyed their health and crushed their dreams, and the federal government just wants to help, but they are Tea Partiers and don't support expanded government. What the hell?!
Here are two reviews of the book she has recently published.
A friendly review: "What a liberal sociologist learned from spending five years in Trump's America".
A critical review (in the Washington Post): "A Berkeley sociologist made some tea party friends — and wrote a condescending book about them".
I haven't read the book, but the review in the Post sounds right.
Here's another one for the government-is-the-name-we-give-to-the-things-we-do-together baloney file:
In September, the Department of Health and Human Services sent out a warning that improper payments under Medicaid have become so common that they will account this year for almost 12 percent of total Medicaid spending — just shy of $140 billion.
Nearly $140 billion. And that's just what the government admits to.
Thomas Sowell recommends seven books.
Dr. Carson makes every word count.
Maybe. When I see Belichick and Saban doing it, I'll believe it more.
Is John Elway a little crazy or just a big winner? Or maybe both?