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Friday, July 7, 2020
"Sam Kinison--First Appearance on Letterman"
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July 7, 2020 at 5:43 am ET
Not to everyone's taste I'm sure, but if you've never seen Sam solve the problem of world hunger (starting at 4:44), I think it's worth your time.†††† Related Stories"I Went to the Unbelievable New Cheetos Museum""Best places on earth for hipsters""The Obus Come to Family Feud"† ... (more)

"Is diet soda bad for you?"
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July 7, 2020 at 5:25 am ET
On the evidence currently available the answer seems to be "No." Which is an answer I like.†††† Related Stories"There's a striking relationship between cancer and Alzheimer's, and it could hold the key to new treatments""Let’s Stop Pretending Medicaid Saves Lives""A surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness"† ... (more)

"20 Streaming Services That Aren‚??t Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime" (1 click)
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July 7, 2020 at 5:04 am ET
Amazon Prime is currently meeting my needs. I've dabbled a bit with some of these second-tier services and I think they're most useful for one thing: if you've ever needed to know just how many, many--many!--bad movies have been made,...†††† Related Stories"Where Are the Characters From ‘The Wire’ Now?""Here’s Every ... (more)

Thursday, July 6, 2020
"California lawmakers have tried for 50 years to fix the state's housing crisis. Here's why they've failed"
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July 6, 2020 at 5:30 pm ET
After 50 years of failure maybe another approach should be tried?†††† Related Stories"Looting Google: When Mercantilists Turn to Theft""Vocational Ed, Reborn""The Secret History of the 21st Century"† ... (more)

"Looting Google: When Mercantilists Turn to Theft"
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July 6, 2020 at 5:47 am ET
Another example of antitrust being just unsuccessful would-be competitors trying to accomplish through government what they couldn't through the market.†††† Related StoriesFour on that new study of the effect of the minimum wage increase in Seattle"Vocational Ed, Reborn""The Secret History of the 21st Century"† ... (more)

"Vocational Ed, Reborn"
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July 6, 2020 at 5:22 am ET
An alternative to college is very much needed, so this article is encouraging.†††† Related Stories"The Secret History of the 21st Century"Four on that new study of the effect of the minimum wage increase in Seattle"Let’s Stop Pretending Medicaid Saves Lives"† ... (more)

"The Secret History of the 21st Century"
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July 6, 2020 at 5:12 am ET
Steve Sailer: The pattern is much the same as it has been in every election since 2000: In states where younger white people can better afford to buy a home, they are more likely to be married, have more children,...†††† Related StoriesFour on that new study of the effect of ... (more)

"There's a striking relationship between cancer and Alzheimer's, and it could hold the key to new treatments"
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July 6, 2020 at 5:06 am ET
The striking relationship is this: People with a history of cancer are less likely to get Alzheimer's, while people with Alzheimer's are less likely to get cancer.†††† Related Stories"Let’s Stop Pretending Medicaid Saves Lives""A surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness""Here's another reason to eat more broccoli"† ... (more)

Wednesday, July 5, 2020
Four on that new study of the effect of the minimum wage increase in Seattle (1 click)
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July 5, 2020 at 5:51 am ET
"UW study finds Seattle‚??s minimum wage is costing jobs". (Link via Pat S.) "New Minimum Wage Study Gives Proponents A Chance To Think Better of Those Who Disagree". Nice sentiment but fat chance. "The Most Surprising Finding of the Seattle...†††† Related Stories"Let’s Stop Pretending Medicaid Saves Lives""Cash for Corollas: When ... (more)

"Let‚??s Stop Pretending Medicaid Saves Lives"
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July 5, 2020 at 5:47 am ET
Simple point: coverage is not care, especially when fewer and fewer doctors accept Medicaid.†††† Related Stories"Why the generation after millennials will vote Republican""Prosecute Steven Donziger’s ‘Egregious Fraud’""A surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness"† ... (more)

"Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending"
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July 5, 2020 at 5:39 am ET
By Mark Hoekstra, Steven L. Puller, and Jeremy West, American Economic Review, July 2017. Abstract: The 2009 Cash for Clunkers program aimed to stimulate consumer spending in the new automobile industry, which experienced disproportionate reductions in demand and employment during...†††† Related StoriesThe 60s called: they want their car back"The Shock ... (more)

"Why the generation after millennials will vote Republican"
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July 5, 2020 at 5:32 am ET
Reasonable sounding, but far from a sure bet.†††† Related Stories"Prosecute Steven Donziger’s ‘Egregious Fraud’""Are Liberals Dying Out?""They’re Wrong About Everything"† ... (more)

"Prosecute Steven Donziger‚??s ‚??Egregious Fraud‚??"
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July 5, 2020 at 5:22 am ET
Absolutely, and make a big example out of him. Steven Donziger, a left-wing lawyer with connections to the Obama administration and Andrew Cuomo‚??s administration in New York, attempted to orchestrate a multi-billion-dollar shakedown of Chevron in a case that was...†††† Related Stories"Are Liberals Dying Out?""They’re Wrong About Everything""Constitutionalism for Realists"† ... (more)

"A Study About Nothing"
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July 5, 2020 at 5:01 am ET
Prominent among my fading memories of high school and college science center are conservation principles. So the idea that nothing can give rise to something strikes me as really, really weird.†††† Related Stories"12 Possible Reasons We Haven't Found Aliens""Data, Truth and Null Results""Getting Voxed: Charles Murray, Ideology, and the Science ... (more)

Sunday, July 2, 2020
Happy Fourth to all my readers
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July 2, 2020 at 5:52 am ET
Posting will resume on Wednesday.†††† Related Stories"Top Economics Blogs of 2017""Middle age begins at 60, say researchers"† ... (more)

"I Went to the Unbelievable New Cheetos Museum"
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July 2, 2020 at 5:48 am ET
They're right: I don't believe it.†††† Related Stories"Best places on earth for hipsters""The Obus Come to Family Feud""This Little Girl Already Knows That Waiting For The Beat To Drop Makes You Dance Better"† ... (more)

"These are NYC‚??s manliest meals"
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July 2, 2020 at 5:08 am ET
Sign me up for the 120-Day, Dry-Aged Porterhouse.†††† Related Stories"These are NYC’s manliest meals""This Is What Happens at a ‘Wine Orgy,’ According to ‘Cork Dork’ Bianca Bosker""Which chocolate brand is considered the most premium in the world?"† ... (more)

Saturday, July 1, 2020
"What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier"
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July 1, 2020 at 5:51 am ET
I sure hope this is right: they'd be really difficult to sink.†††† Related Stories"The most important invention from every state""Streets by VICE: Los Angeles (Sunset Boulevard)""Why green olives come in jars but black ones come in cans"† ... (more)

The 60s called: they want their car back
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July 1, 2020 at 5:05 am ET
"Classic camper: Vintage Volkswagen Type 2 'bus' up for auction at Festival of Speed".†††† Related Stories"From a mechanic's perspective, what car is the easiest and cheapest to repair and maintain? Or, conversely, what cars rarely need repair?""The Most Important Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of""Car Owner Completes DIY Engine Rebuild Dealer ... (more)

Friday, June 30, 2020
"Bruce Springsteen‚??s American Noir"
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June 30, 2020 at 5:49 am ET
Review of Bruce's recent autobiography. Between 1975 and 1978, one of the more unusual transformations in the history of rock and roll music took place. Bruce Springsteen, a successful and hugely popular singer and guitarist, changed the way his music...†††† Related Stories"Constitutionalism for Realists""The twenty greatest albums of 1967""U2 comes ... (more)

"The most important invention from every state"
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June 30, 2020 at 5:29 am ET
I don't think Hawaii and DC are pulling their weight.†††† Related Stories"Streets by VICE: Los Angeles (Sunset Boulevard)""Why green olives come in jars but black ones come in cans""Better Health Through the ‘Lassie Effect’"† ... (more)

"Where Are the Characters From ‚??The Wire‚?? Now?"
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June 30, 2020 at 5:01 am ET
Needless to say, speculative, but for fans of The Wire, interesting.†††† Related Stories"‘Progress is painfully uneven’: Baltimore, 15 years after The Wire""The Sopranos: what happened next for the stars?""The Case for Savor-Watching"† ... (more)

Thursday, June 29, 2020
"Streets by VICE: Los Angeles (Sunset Boulevard)"
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June 29, 2020 at 5:52 am ET
19 minute video giving some of the lore of famous Sunset Boulevard.†††† Related Stories"Why green olives come in jars but black ones come in cans""Better Health Through the ‘Lassie Effect’""The Empathetic Dog"† ... (more)

"Man loses fortune, lives alone on desert island for 20 years"
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June 29, 2020 at 5:44 am ET
He says there are some dangerous animals to content with, but he feels he's safe from terrorists.†††† Related Stories"Why Millennial Women Want to Date Older Men""Everyone should read John Kelly's speech about 2 Marines in the path of a truck bomb""What are the best examples of the law of unintended ... (more)

"Why green olives come in jars but black ones come in cans"
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June 29, 2020 at 5:28 am ET
Not quite a complete explanation, but an interesting story nonetheless.†††† Related Stories"Better Health Through the ‘Lassie Effect’""The Empathetic Dog""22 incredible photos from where jumbo jets go to die"† ... (more)

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