Sean Davis looks at some myths about the state of gun control.

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Malcolm Gladwell looks at school shootings as a contagion. Elizabeth Winkler takes objection.

Spencer Stone, one of the heroes of the French Terror attempt, was stabbed in an altercation in Sacramento. Sketches of the culprits have been released.

Matt Yglesias argues that despite appearances to the contrary, the Democratic Party is in trouble.

According to Nima Sanandaji, Sweden’s immigration strategy is reaching a breaking point.

Bangaladesh is about the get the green light on golden rice.

How the Egg McMuffin came to be. Relatedly, while I think there is something to this, I really want my all-day breakfast sandwiches.

Is it outlandish to believe that Chinese drivers are intentionally killing pedestrians due to incentives? It may have been a thing in Texas (sort of).

There was some “No more Californians” please sentiment in Deseret and Arapaho when I lived in each, but… Portland?

playboyβ€œOne of those wrecked ships carried a cat, and the crew went back to save it. I made the cat the feature of my story, while the other reporters failed to mention the cat, and were called down by their city editors for being beaten. The next time there was a shipwreck there was no cat; but the other ship news reporters did not wish to take chances, and put the cat in. I wrote a true report, leaving out the cat, and then I was severely chided for being beaten. Now when there is a shipwreck all of us always put in a cat.”

Speaking of animals in the lost and found, here’s a nice story of a dog that went missing in Yellowstone National Park for 42 days before being found.

Not only is everyone else having trouble keeping up with rising rents in San Francisco, but the tech companies themselves are having trouble. All bleeding stops eventually, and that which cannot go on indefinitely ends eventually.

Spinal chord simulation and robotic exoskeletons.

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14 Responses to Linkluster San Francisco

  1. Oscar Gordon says:

    So much to work with in the first 3 links…

  2. Michael Cain says:

    Boulder, CO went through a period some years back when the Californians seemed to be moving in en masse. Paying the asking price on houses, plus 10%, in cash. This too shall pass. Interestingly, and despite the occasional claims by Texas, if you look at interstate migration data relatively few Californians move outside of the 11-state West from the Rockies to the Pacific.

      • Michael Cain says:

        Yeah, you can tell lots of different stories.

        I’ll note that in that article, the number of Californians who moved to Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington (part of my western states list) is about three times the number who moved to Texas. Assuming “opportunities” are in some fashion based on population, those five’s total population is about the same as Texas.

        You can look at net migration: California to Texas net is about 10K people per year. You can add in existing population bases: in recent years, a greater percentage of Texans moved to California than vice versa. You can add the poverty twist: if the poor are abandoning California because it’s too expensive, California must be getting less-poor Texans.

        I’ve been looking at bidirectional linkages. If you define a measure of “connectedness” between states A and B based on the percentage of state A’s population that moves to B plus the percentage of state B’s population that moves to A and apply a little cluster analysis you get the map shown here. When you look at county-level patterns, the Texas-New Mexico linkage is dominated by movement back and forth between El Paso and its New Mexican suburbs. (Same for Ohio-Kentucky, largely Cincinnati and its KY suburbs.)

        • oscar.gordon says:

          Another consideration is that it is remarkably easy to fly all up & down the west coast, but a bit more of a pain to fly east, especially when crossing time zones.

          From what I can tell, it’s related to the fact that you can fly into & out of tons of smaller airports along the west coast, making it easy to avoid the hassle of the big hubs.

        • trumwill says:

          I was mostly just tweaking you.

          Fun fact: Between 1993 and 2010, more people moved from Texas to Arkansas than Arkansas to Texas. Same with Kentucky.

          California, of course, is bleeding people everywhere except a few states off the Atlantic or a Great Lake or two.

          But nowhere more than Arizona, Nevada, and Texas of course. πŸ™‚

        • Michael Cain says:

          In recent years when ~65K Californians moving to Texas is typical, ~55K Texans move to California. That’s a greater percentage of Texans leaving for California than vice versa (ツ)

          I need to spend more time on the migration data, and try to tease out the overlapping patterns. There’s a big chunk of migration between the major metro areas, and another chunk that’s between states but within a single metro area.

        • Michael Cain says:

          I should have also said that the Texas/Arkansas and Texas/Kentucky numbers aren’t surprising — a tiny fraction of Texas’s population moving there is bigger than a larger fraction of Arkansas’s population moving the other way. For my cluster analysis, the connection measure has to be done in percentages, otherwise the dominant “cluster” is simply the five or six most populous states.

        • trumwill says:

          So do a larger percentage of Texans hail from California, or Californians hail from Texas?

          (We can do this all day!)

          What you say about percentages and large states swamping small states in raw numbers make sense, but don’t do much to explain Kentucky or Arkansas. Net migration between Texas and similarly smallpop states still tends to result in a net migration to Texas.

          Only if you’re comparing percentages. Even if a tiny percentage of Texans moving to Louisiana would swamp the number of Louisianians moving to Texas… net migration is still to Texas.

        • Michael Cain says:

          (We can do this all day!)

          Yes, we can :^) One of the things that I want to do with the county-level migration data is to see what kind of Trumanverse map it would generate.

  3. Mike Hunt Ray Rice says:

    My new favorite Twitter account is @dick_nixon, which is written in the voice of the 37th president.

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