Monster truck vigilantes!

Drill, baby, drill! An Obama appointee says so! What will they say about the Keystone lawsuit?

britishrefugeeswelcomeUltra-orthodox Jews… turning to Jesus? This… makes me kind of queasy.

There is a significant gravitational pull on daycare research to reach a particular conclusion. Granted, though it’s worth pointing out somewhere that the benefits of daycare to parents are manifest. So there are priorities to balance.

If nothing else, I’m honestly surprised that they’re willing to destroy this much capital because they’re not cheap to train. Sigh. The site of a pile of dead dogs really gets to me, and don’t click on the link if it gets to you.

While Britain is the epicenter, the Brexit has some ramifications for Poland, too. From what I understand Britain is still likely to bring in a lot of Poles due to other agreements. If they don’t, though, could there be any benefit to Poland from not losing the human capital?

If Blade Runner and typeface are your thing, this is the story for you. Personally, I enjoy stories about people obsessing over seeming minutiae.

Women in the US are twice as likely as Canadians to die from pregnancy and childbirth.

gaypoundHumans are intellectually ill-equipped for democracy, says science. The general public was unavailable for comment because they were too busy watching Upworthy videos.

Adam Ozimek argues that low-skilled labor markets need better information, on the basis of disparate Armed Forces Qualification Test results.

Marcus Winters takes issue with Hillary Clinton’s portrayal of charter schools as succeeding-through-skimming.

Cheaper desalination? Cheaper desalinization!

Estonia… the Hong Kong of Europe?


So it looks like I’ll be making a trip to Burger King.

The FDA has let it be known that it believes it will be a good thing when the ecigarette industry consolidates. Maybe they should have just gone straight to what Indiana is doing, and just say these are the only six companies we’re going to allow to sell the stuff. It’s a good deal for the six, anyway.

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8 Responses to Linkluster DMZ

  1. fillyjonk says:

    I don’t know about “fascist state” but wow, that old Bucks logo makes me nostalgic for the 1970s.

    • fillyjonk says:

      And my general adult attitude is “the 1970s sucked!” but that logo though…..

    • trumwill says:

      Really? I don’t like that logo at all. It makes me wonder why he’s shirking of Santa sled duties to play basketball.

      • fillyjonk says:

        Gender differences, maybe? I look at the old logo and go, “Awww, cute!” and I look at the new one and am like “DEATH DEER! RUN AWAY!”

        I was similarly unhappy when my old grad school went from smiling, thumbs-up Reggie the Redbird to angry aggro Reggie the Redbird (Now with teeth!) (Yeah….we went from a bird with thumbs to one with teeth. All the organismal biologists rolled their eyes over that one)

        I dunno. Maybe I’m not serious enough about sports but I prefer cute mascots.

  2. Oscar Gordon says:

    Daycare: Quality of care has to matter as well. Bug has been in daycare since he was 6 months old, but it’s a center that is much more than just a place that keeps the kids alive & fed. Lots of age appropriate activities & curriculum. We look at everything they do to keep Bug active & engaged and we realize that we’d have a hard time offering something comparable.

    • trumwill says:

      Yeah. Trying to keep her active in the summer is kind of tough.

      • Oscar Gordon says:

        I think in the aggregate, the article is probably right, the results of daycare are probably worse than if a parent stayed home, but not all daycares are created equal.

        Granted, given that I could send Bug to a very good college for what I pay for his daycare costs (I am seriously looking forward to him joining public school and having a whole lot of disposable income again), it’s unlikely we could ever hope to fund a daycare system that created net positive results.

        • Kazzy says:

          Having only skimmed the article, my primary question regarding the analysis is whether they factored in what the lost income would mean for the family as a whole? Would they live in the same neighborhood? Would the parents feel added stress on their relationship? Would they be able to all the “enrichment”?

          There are so many variables we really can’t make a definitive determination of whether daycare is a pro or a con. The analysis is different for a child of low-income, low-education parents than it is for a child of high-income, high education parents, both because of what the home environment is likely to offer, the type of provider they are likely to avail themselves of, and myriad other factors.

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