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Hypocrites! People who say that they’re concerned about climate change use more electricity than those who aren’t! Ha! Actually, that’s mostly a function of confounding factors, but even controlling for them there doesn’t seem to be all that much difference.

It’s pretty convenient for both sides to ignore rural poverty. Republicans don’t like to admit that some of their home turf is disproportionately poor. Democrats like to consider the poor “theirs.”

The AEI is on board with my Kansas City Plan!

The government may be moving forward to modernize sunscreen.

To “de-tilt” the political inclinations of the art and entertainment landscape, conservatives need to work harder at making better art and entertainment.

An author wrote a book on (consumerist) signalling, and perhaps made his point too well.

The case for a land value tax.

Eek. A vasectomy-cancer link?

Is Britain undergoing a baby boom?

driveinsWhat’s interesting to me about this map of remaining drive-in theaters is how many of them are in places that I’d think would be kind of cold for it.

A 260-foot crater has appeared in Siberia.

Mexican bazillionaire Carlos Slim has some interesting ideas on labor, suggesting that we should work longer hours (11 a day), shorter weeks (3 days per), over more years (9 more years). The main question I have about it is whether the 11 hour days would cause a decrease in productivity.

A reporter wanted to take some pictures of ugly buildings (at least he thinks they’re ugly, I think brutalism is pretty cool) but is harassed by law enforcements. As I’ve said, rights informally ignored are worse than rights formally denied.

University of Liverpool is threatening staff pay when online students drop out.


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11 Responses to Linkluster Thora

  1. People who say that they’re concerned about climate change use more electricity than those who aren’t!

    It admittedly makes some sense given it’s higher income people who tend to notice and care about this issue, and they’re more likely to have more stuff that ends up consuming more electricity.

    It’s pretty convenient for both sides to ignore rural poverty.

    I would argue that the Republicans don’t “care” since they do have those votes locked up, and the DNC ends up trying addressing the issue via black rural poverty which just gets lumped into the general cause of black and Hispanic poverty.

  2. Mike Hunt Ray Rice says:

    Will you be watching college football tonight?

    Saturday night I will be watching Rutgers play its first B1G game against Penn State. It will air on the Big Ten Network.

    • trumwill says:

      Good luck! I saw that Flood got a contract extension, and was a bit surprised by that.

      I didn’t watch any games last night, though I followed a couple on my phone.

      • Mike Hunt Ray Rice says:

        Yes I was too. I guess he was able to convince Julie Hermann because by extending his contract by two years through 2018 it will help with recruiting. He is also the lowest paid coach in the B1G, the only one paid 6 figures.

        Anyway we are going to need luck, even though we are only 3 point underdogs. It might get ugly.

        As for last night’s game, I was impressed that the losing team was able to keep it so close.

      • Mike Hunt Ray Rice says:

        After 3 quarters, SUNJ 10, PSU 3, but PSU is on the Rutgers 16.

        Yes, college football takes a long time.

      • Mike Hunt Ray Rice says:

        13:99 left. Rutgers 10-6

      • Mike Hunt Ray Rice says:

        1:13 left

        Penn State 13, Rutgers 10

      • Mike Hunt Ray Rice says:

        Ugh, that’s a final.

        The line went up to 3½, so Rutgers covered.

        • trumwill says:

          Well, kept it close at any rate. Against a Penn State team that is probably jazzed because of the whole sanctions thing.

          Because I was in transit, I missed almost all of college football today. I did catch the close of half-time between A&M and Rice, where an A&M penalty cost Rice a field goal (the longest the kicker had ever made).

  3. says:

    A question I have about Carlos Slim’s plan is how would it play out over the next few decades as the combination of automation, offshoring and immigration expands the unemployed population? Fewer hours per worker per week could open up more opportunities for employment in the short term, but I think that cost pressure pushing employers to offshore and even moreso automation will eventually dwarf that effect. When computers and robots can do everything that a human worker does and do it better, why keep human workers around? But if they aren’t kept around, how does society handle the giant new underclass?

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