In roughly one in five property seizures, the IRS does not follow the law.

Kaid Benfield argues that high-density sprawl is still sprawl. Here is where I think the problem with his argument lies: The wide open spaces surrounding the dense communities may not stay wide open very long. The pattern back home is: first the houses, then the businesses, then the employers.

Also, since I have been known to talk up businesses moving to the suburbs rather than people moving back to the city, intellectual integrity requires I link to counterexamples. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this about Chicago. To be honest, I don’t actually like a lot of these suburban business parks. Employers in the suburbs can make a lot of sense, but it shouldn’t take 10 minutes to drive through the campus to your parking spot. Alan Ehrenhalt has a book about reurbanization wherein he talks about Chicago, but apparently lacks much data support for his “great inversion” theory.

This has always been a bigger deal for Web than for me, but since he has sort of moved on, a new study suggests that HFCS is actually no worse than sugar.

China’s cities are awesome, yet awful. While I mention China, here’s more stuff on their ghost cities.

Brazil’s cell infrastructure may be collapsing under its own weight.

A look at where the rich and super-rich get their income. Nothing surprising, though I would like more detail on the “other” category.

Our odd college funding system has some Cal State students refusing to accept in-state students.

London Mayor Boris Johnson wants to know how many paedophiles can there be? More about men, kids, and airplanes.

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9 Responses to Linkluster 5^3

  1. Abel Keogh says:

    From the article “They have dividends. And interest. And rents. That’s what makes up the “other” category — along with business income from S-corporations, partnerships, and the like. “

  2. trumwill says:

    Thanks. I must have zoned out over that part.

  3. Scarlet Knight says:

    I have nothing interesting to add, not that that generally stops me from commenting. So let me provide a link of my own…

    According to Château Heartíste, a guy who gets LJBFed and puts up with it in the hopes of winning her over is like a girl who sleeps with a guy in the hopes of winning him over. This is so brilliant and scary accurate. The LJBF guy and the easy girl are giving the other person what they want without the other person doing anything to earn it or deserve it. Therefore, the recipient is going to keep on taking advantage of the situation.

  4. superdestroyer says:

    A real question for the future is why do corporation needs offices. There are no more filing cabinet since everything is being digitized, there is no need for everyone on a team being in the same place due to electronic communications. There is no need for expensive printers or copiers since offices have gone digital.

    In the future, I see many more companies going virtual where there just a small physical office for top management and everyone else works from home using company issued notebook computers and remote access.

    The needs of managers will change when one has to manage people they never actually meet in person.

  5. trumwill says:


    I think it’s going to take a lot for most employers to trust their employees enough to let them not show up for work. I think it’ll remain a niche.

  6. trumwill says:


    Bah, I’ve been saying that for years. It’s totally true. If the other person is getting what they want, and you’re not getting what you want, you’re not going to get what you want. Sometimes you’re still getting something close enough to what you want for it to be worth it, but at least be aware of the situation.

  7. superdestroyer says:

    Booz-Allen, a fortune 500 company is planning on making their company virtual. Booz-Allen only wants to do consulting work that can be done in the customers office or done from an employee home.

    Offices are just too expensive to have people sit in front of a computer all day.

  8. Scarlet Knight says:

    I’ve been saying that for years

    I’m sure that you have, but I felt that this post said it so well that I wanted to share it.

  9. Ω says:

    Management consulting firms, like Booz-Allen, are s apecial case. Years ago during the early part of my post-college professional studies, I took a class taught by a partner in a natioanl management consulting firm. The class only met once per week because he was always out of town for business, and he couldn’t make it to class a few times because of airport delays. I’m sure he had an office at the regional headquarters in the city where I lived at the time, but he probably spent no more than a couple of days a month working there.

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