I'm Pretty Sure This is the EYM's Gig
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Credibly promising to be irresponsible...since 2004!
Labels: big fun
A number of "write your own joke" opportunities here...
Barbara Boxer explains to Senator Inhofe that elections have consequences.
We know that unemployment is still very high, around 9% of the labor force. Initial jobless claims fell last week to below 400,000, but the 4 week moving average is still right at 400,000. Historically, in a healthy economy this number should be somewhere between 300,000 and 350,000. But we are slowly moving in the right direction and the overall unemployment rate should start to fall (que dios me escuche!)
Presti said he did not enter the trade deadline looking to deal the 6-foot-9, 235-pound Green, a fourth-year player out of Georgetown.
Nenad and Jeff Green to the Celtics for Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson along with Mo Peet and DJ White to Charlotte for Nazr Mohammed.
Yesterday I did an interview with one of Iran's state-run media outlets, IRNA.
My boy, Dan Lee, has a nice paper coming out in PRQ.
"It is unimaginable that someone is killing his citizens, bombarding his citizens, how can officers be ordered to use bullets from machine guns, tanks and guns against their own citizens?"
Will Wilkinson has a nice post on *a* (I won't say *the*) libertarian view on unions.
Labels: always look for the union label
1. At first, I thought this must be a hoax hoax.
Wow, people, I am embarrassed that I missed this. Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE yArDs is fantastic. You can hear some songs on her myspace page, and here is a write-up along with an song from her upcoming (in April) new album.
Alternate titles: "The devil came down to Norman", "We came not to praise Caesar, but to poison him".
In this video, Nixon takes action to "defend the American dollar" by closing the gold window and ending the Bretton Woods era. It is a masterpiece of doublespeak and obsfucation.
My thoughts from Bon Jovi concert, from Twitter...Most recent first, read up from bottom...I believe I was one of seven males in a sold-out crowd of 19,500.
People, here's my situation.
(Along the lines of "Physician: Heal Thyself!", I mean)
Labels: articles to read
Holy cow, why so much hatin' on Angus?
In last Sunday's NY Times economics column, NGM quite reasonably points out that voluntary exchanges benefit both parties in the exchange.
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Labels: she blinded me with science
Levi's is actually marketing and selling what they call "ex-girlfriend jeans" to men.
Labels: they be hatin'
Wow. This guy Kevin McCullough is a piece of work. Were being a prick the same as wisdom, ol' McCull would indeed be the wisest of men (as he appears to believe). Really a fantastic article. Enjoy, and do share your thoughts.
In the R.O.K., banks will pay you a higher interest rate on your deposits, the more weight you lose!
I guess NGM didn't get the memo that his taxes were NOT going up, because he's charging $238.95 for the new edition of his principles text.
This is so unbelievable,
People, who is the most clueless, the NY Times or the WaPo?
...of course of course, but sometimes it turns out to be a Trojan horse. Like the stimulus bill.
Two competing views.
In a fascinating new NBER working paper (ungated version here), Bertrand, Bombardini, & Trebbi try to sort out whether it's expertise or connections that make lobbyists valuable. Here's the bottom line (the extra emphasis is mine, not theirs):
An underground version of "Behind the Music."
What a great op-ed, a P-Kroog trifecta.
So, perhaps David Lightman was trying to protect me.
Wow, people. According to the AP:
Annual picture in front of K-ville sign. Note neckwear: I have ties to both schools!
Rep. Lee is married, and 46. And a Congressman.
Six new inches of snow and I am not yet in the mood to finish my paper with Aaron (sorry dude!), so here you go.
Interesting that the explanation of "bias" occurs to psych-os so readily, but not so much when it comes to the obvious bias against conservatives.
With another storm supposedly heading our way, I want to remind everyone that shoveling snow is way more dangerous than you think.
Labels: this is a bad business
Jeez. This is a weird mess. First, on Saturday, the NYTimes runs an article called "The lucky break of rent stabilization", which details the ups and downs of negotiations between tenants and developers over buyouts. Then N.G. Mankiw links to it for textbook promotion under essentially the same title, "The lucky break of rent control"
Keith is professor of political science at OU, a publishing machine, an expert in southern politics, a sought after consultant in cases involving re-districting and voting rights, and a novelist!.
Members of leadership of Egypt's ruling party, including President Hosni Mubarak, submit resignations, state TV reports. CNN
It depends. If WTF means "win the future", then no. But if it has its more traditional meaning, then yes!
Damn! Munger v. Google has such a nice ring to it. But it was rejected by the NC Supreme Court.
I would have thought the oppressive apparatus of the state could no longer surprise me with its never-ending creativity. But...I am surprised, by this.
It's been a while, for the Grand Game. That's where I put up a link, and you bright and good-looking KPC readers look for unintentional hilarity. Today's edition: Government investment in science!
Apropos of pretty much nothing, two Catholic jokes:
I'm going to answer this question with a firm "I think so"!
Women are better at financial planning than men.
This to me, really nails it:
I'm from your government lottery monopoly, and I'm here to be an idiot. Plus, the guy who discovered this goes all Canadian on us. Nice! (Nod to @mbellemare )
Referring to his teammate Pau Gasol:
Ah Peru, is there anything you won't do? Fresh on the heels electing Alan Garcia (perhaps the worst ex-president who got to return to his country ever!) in 2005, comes word that the front-runner in this year's presidential election is Alejandro Toledo??
Via Salon, here's a truly excellent post about how NOT to talk about events in Egypt.
Fantastic article in the New Yorker about applying crime mapping and policing the "hot spots" to medical care. In a lot of situations, a small fraction of the relevant population is responsible for an outsized fraction of medical costs (this is NOT including catastrophic events like organ transplants). The article outlines some currently small programs where lavishing attention and money on these "hot spots" increases the quality of care and produces better outcomes while actually saving money. It's long, but it's a fascinating article.
"Even when agencies find that the cost of a given regulation does exceed the benefit, political considerations often keep the rules on the books. In 2007, Congress passed a law, named in honor of a 2-year-old child crushed as his father backed down the driveway, that effectively required the installation of rear-view video cameras in cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, charged with writing the new rules, found that the technology would save lives but — assuming a human life was worth about $6.1 million, a figure used by the agency for its calculations — that the cost would exceed the benefits by more than $1 billion. Nonetheless, the agency proposed the requirement, noting that it was responding to the will of Congress and that 'there is a special solicitude for protection of children.' Under the rule, automakers will be required to start installing cameras by 2014." [NYT]