Article about the new "highest grossing" actor of all time--$3.5 billion and counting--Samuel L. Jackson.
Yesterday the Door presented you with "23 rules for wicked good papers". Today, in the spirit of continuous quality improvement, I offer you a link to a funny list of "101 Writing Tips".
Link thanks to statistician extraordinare, Drexel University's B. D. McCullough.
Thanks very much to Andrew Roth at The Club for Growth for his kind words about the First Family of Blogging (TM). Andrew writes, "an enterprising journalist who is interested in the blogosphere should write about the Newmarks".
Speaking on behalf of my family, I'd like to tell "enterprising journalists" that we are available. Cheap.
Probably good news: the LA Times says you probably don't need an annual physical.
Not so good news: you're still supposed to get the colonoscopies.
Eugene Volokh quotes--and gives a little background for--a great line by Tom Wolfe: ". . . the dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe."
Watch out, World: India is gaining on you.
In 1981, India's middle class was about 8 percent of the population, or 65 million people. Today, the middle class is believed to number 25 percent of the population, or more than 250 million people. Das and others predict it could exceed 500 million people by the year 2020.
(Link via Hugh Hewitt.)
We probably won't be seeing $20/barrel oil anytime soon. But neither will we see $150 or $200/barrel oil.
If you've done something illegal, or even just disreputable, and you're thinking about doing one of those cool stories with a big newspaper where they disguise your identity: think twice. In this high-tech era, the mainstream media doesn't what's it's doing and your identity could well be discovered.
What are the best indicators that an entering econ grad student will complete the Ph.D. and become a productive researcher? That he has 1) a high math GRE score, 2) has a foreign undergraduate degree, and 3) has recommendation letters from "high quality" individuals. (Link via Another Econ Hopeful.)
In L.A. tuition is hitting $25,000/year.
For high school.
Some parents are having to give up their nanny and their country club membership.