If you place a preference for your preferred food preparation instruments over the death of women and children, do you have blood on your hands? It only makes sense, from what I hear.

It’s funny how for a while Sweden became the exemplar of liberal governance, when there are more than a couple things that conservatives can point to. Or would be able to point to if they were interested in developing a health care plan. Or will be pointing to if they continue to lose this debate.

A look at the legal ramifications of self-driving cars.

The Missouri Synod has reportedly been making some serious gains among minority groups with some impressive outreach generally.

This makes me think of the little gauge on my car that tells me what mileage I am getting and how it makes me a more fuel-efficient driver. (I swear I had a post of mine on this to link back to, but I can’t find it.)

From Kirk, the Power of Negative Thinking. Also, the healthy upside to neuroticism.

Also from Kirk, is democracy striking back at the technocracy?

China is spending bunches trying to boost its music industry. That seems a difficult for a country that has such issues with intellectual property rights. And kind of hard to impose on the top down.

The Washington Post looks at the coal situation in India. One of the reasons that I don’t have a whole lot of hope that anything significant will happen with regard to global warming is that few developing countries are going to hinder their development for the sake of the environment. But India is an interesting situation.

A pixar animator is looking to create a new superhero for each day of the year. The girl in the confederate outfit jumped out at me.

Megan McArdle tackles the eternal question of whether government workers are overpaid or underpaid. The difference in skill sets makes comparisons difficult. So often, it depends on what they do. My wife would take an enormous pay cut to work for the government. Others get a raise.

Debtor prisons in 2012. (and in 2011)

Will online schools cause collegiate bankruptcies?


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5 Responses to Linkluster 47 + 53 + 59

  1. Peter says:

    Will online schools cause collegiate bankruptcies?

    I urgently hope so. Way I see it, if half the colleges in the country went out of business it would be an excellent development.

  2. Samson J. says:

    A look at the legal ramifications of self-driving cars.

    I had no idea until recently that self-driving cars were legal and extant on the road anywhere. I can’t see their advent as a good thing, because of how I think this will likely alter car culture – it seems like a self-driven vehicle is incompatible with the concept of “freedom” as that has come to be associated with automobiling. For instance, I think of pickup trucks, which I love. They are popular among conservatives for (among other reasons) the image they project of self-reliant independence, but I can’t see a self-driving pickup conveying the same message of rugged individualism.

    This makes me think of the little gauge on my car that tells me what mileage I am getting and how it makes me a more fuel-efficient driver.

    Never seen one of those. Amazing what’s standard on cars these days.

    Employers like Reed Elsevier, the publishing company, are using a Web-based game service from a company called Keas that encourages workers to stay healthy by grouping themselves into teams of six and collecting points for achieving mental and physical fitness goals.

    This all sounds to be straight from a horrific Corporate-Culture-Fad-Hell-On-Earth…

    Will online schools cause collegiate bankruptcies?

    I urgently hope so.

    My thoughts exactly! As usual, it will probably take more time than we hope.

  3. trumwill says:

    Samson,

    I am looking forward to it. I mean, I get what you’re saying, but to me the big individualistic aspect of cars (over public transportation, say) is the ability to go where you want, when you want. That shouldn’t change. The physical control? I am relatively indifferent to that.

  4. Samson J. says:

    but to me the big individualistic aspect of cars (over public transportation, say) is the ability to go where you want, when you want. That shouldn’t change.

    I expected you to say that. I still think there is just something about being in control. There’s a reason my truck is a standard…

  5. trumwill says:

    There’s a reason my truck is a standard…

    … and why mine isn’t. Not that I’m anti-standard. They can be fun. But I didn’t care much either way and automatic was easier to get.

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