I'll second this motion. If you don't like Facebook, Twitter, et al., bring to market some alternatives.
Math and logic are not among Liberals' strong suits.
Obviously, none of this is going to happen. And the environmentalists know it isn’t going to happen. How do we know this? Because, at the same time they tell us that global warming is an existential threat that must be combatted by getting all of our energy from wind and solar installations, they bitterly oppose, and successfully frustrate, the very mining projects that would be needed to produce the materials for the turbines and solar panels they say are essential to the continued existence of the human race.
"In short, ESG is unsustainable. Focus on G, or governance, will work to the extent that it reduces the expropriation of shareholder wealth, but E and S dilute shareholder wealth and hence destroy themselves to the extent they succeed."
Good question: "Why don’t Wall Street and the press talk about how the EV business really works?"
I won't hold my breath waiting . . .
The science is settled.
Sing along with Joni Mitchell: "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."
The governor of New York has begged the city’s wealthy, who fled the coronavirus outbreak, to return and help it recover.
With an 11-minute video that made me wince.
In the video a formerly homeless gentleman estimates that 85% of the homeless in SF have a drug problem. This is interesting because the documentary on Seattle's homeless that I linked to a few months back also asserted that most of the homeless have a drug problem. To be clear: there are multiple causes of homelessness and there is never going to be a one-size-fits-all solution. But maybe, just maybe, people who want to help should focus on decreasing drug addiction.
And lest one think the creator of the video is unduly biased, here's a recent 2.5 minute video from a CBS station in SF.
Perfectly reflects my own thought: "Some days I wake up and it takes a while for it to hit me that so many Americans seem to have lost their minds."
And while virtually uncountable examples exist, I'll list here just three you may not have run across:
"CDC director admits hospitals, medical folks have ‘perverse incentive’ to falsely count Covid deaths"
What a surprise . . . not.
All six seem plausible.
"Environmental humanism will eventually triumph over apocalyptic environmentalism." (Discussion of Michael Shellenberger's new book.)
Let's hope so.
Related: "Apocalypse Never — The Polar Bears Are Alive and Well".
Some of the great ones are here: Zlatran's bicycle kick, Bale's bicycle kick--Rooney's is missing, maybe because of a rights issue--Leo's Getafe goal, Bergkamp's turn, Leo's Atletico goal, and others. Two observations:
- Boy, does that ball curve a lot on some of them.
- How the heck do they practice this stuff? I'd guess they don't. They're like jazzmen: athletic ability and instinct combined in a spontaneous moment.
UPDATE: link now included.
My takeaway is that professional stylists, hair, and makeup folks--at least some of them--are worth their pay.
I, for one, really enjoyed it.
As I believe I've already noted here, Russell is the greatest professional basketball player. (Actually, in any American team sport.) Here's some support.
Santana, live at Woodstock. (The drummer was 20 years old, supposedly the 2nd youngest performer at Woodstock.)
TL;DR: With a few exceptions, don't.
Pretty darn good for a bunch of old guys. "Their best gig for a long time I would suggest.. You can see in the way they are playing it gave them more energy!"
Type in some words and this site will, after a few seconds, speak them in one of several famous voices. I sampled a few and thought President Reagan's was the best of the ones I tried.
Arnold Kling with another great post: "With or without a virus, I want schooling to be reinvented."
I expected to read about wormholes and maybe other exotica. Instead I found a discussion of mostly more conventional means of travel and no discussion at all of how those methods would get around Big Al's limit (nothing can travel faster than the speed of light).
I'll second the motionsfor R. Lee Ermey and Rutger Hauer.
For a long time now Congressional hearings have been mostly a complete waste of time. But now they're . . . worse.
May be some movies worth checking out. One listed that I have already seen and liked quite a bit is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension.
As usual there's a wait: "The test could be available for clinical use in as little as two to three years, experts said."
Hint: warm weather and lower taxes possibly seem to be factors.
Related: "Cities Americans Are Abandoning". Not as easy to characterize.
This would be very good news if it weren't that we've heard this a number of times before.
Another interesting discussion on Quora.
Even at this late date it still amuses me that some people think academic economists have tremendous power.
The title of his book indicates that it will be a broad attack on social science. In reality, it is largely an attack on social scientists, most often conservative and libertarian ones, that he does not like. Among his list of evildoers is Adam Smith, Friedrich Hayek, James Buchanan, Milton Friedman, Gary Becker, Steven Levitt, Tyler Cowen, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Steven Pinker, James Q. Wilson, Francis Fukuyama, Samuel Huntington, and Richard Dawkins (not a social scientist but he makes Blakeley’s cut anyway). These scholars are then blamed for a long list of sins including, among many others, the housing bubble and crash, something he calls the “market polis,” the management ethos, online dating, inequality, the capitalist hellscape of Blade Runner he says we are living in, broken-windows policing, the war on terror, and democratic peace theory. Conservatives, it appears, should take heart. Despite their vanishingly small numbers in higher education, they have still managed to ruin the world.