If you want to spend a pretty productive hour then watch this presentation by Kyle Bass at the University of Chicago. He discusses his thinking on the inevitable collapse of Japan. Given that he’s investing in that outcome rather than simply opining renders his thoughts at the very least worthy of serious consideration. Stick around [...]
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So far I’ve demurred adding to the hype over sequestration. Rest assured that this post will not add to the bloviating but on the Eve of Armageddon I would like to inject a bit of reality into the fury that appears to be swarming through the blogosphere and greater media, though to the credit of [...]
From Arnold Kling’s blog, here’s something to ponder. This year’s Edge Question is what people should worry about. John Tooby answers, The average G-type star shows a variability in energy output of around 4%. Our sun is a typical G-type star, yet its observed variability in our brief historical sample is only 1/40th of this. When or [...]
You may or may not have seen this, but I found one item fascinating. A newspaper in New York has received a wave of criticism from its readers after publishing the names and addresses of all of the individuals with handgun or pistol permits in its coverage area. I won’t opine except to note that [...]
Via Greg Mankiw here is a rather unconventional Christmas thought. And by the way, have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year.
From the Atlantic a “you can’t make this stuff up” story: Is it discriminatory and degrading for toy catalogs to show girls playing with tea sets and boys with Nerf guns? A Swedish regulatory group says yes. The Reklamombudsmannen (RO) has reprimanded Top-Toy, a licensee of Toys”R”Us and one of the largest toy companies in Northern [...]