In a world where we have trouble feeding the population we have, it may seem silly to worry about people not breeding enough. Jonathan Last makes the case that the western world needs to be worried about just that.
Monthly Archive: September 2013
There are still unifying forces in American popular culture. Don’t believe me? Try missing a few.
Seemed like we should have one.
In increasing order. (Where ties occur, their members are given alphabetically.) New York, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Brooklyn, Boston, New York, Cleveland, Baltimore, Minnesota
Spoilers sure to abound, so please Rot13 your comments.
Purple? Green! Green? Purple! So… what are you reading and/or watching?
Science is not just a body of knowledge, but it is taught that way, leaving students with little understanding of how knowledge is generated.
The GTAs (well, since III, anyway) have always had some seriously dark satire going on. Donald Love in the third one, pretty much half the cast in the fourth one (COUSIN! LET US GO...
We have the inimitable Mike Schilling to cover Sandman, but we need a recapper for Babylon 5’s Episode 18, A Voice In The Wilderness (part one).
Separating the facts from the phenomenon.
Winter is coming. Time for pasta.
At dusk last night I saw a strange animal on the side of the road. As the car got close and the headlights illuminated it I saw it was a seagull with one wing...
As with any right-thinking person, I hate and despise the Yankees with the heat of a thousand suns. While I nonetheless have a healthy respect for Mariano Rivera, I think this whole retirement tour...
Coca Cola is partnering to deliver clean drinking water to small villages around the world, even as it steals water from others.
John C. Goodman in his book Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis argues that Obamacare will not make health care better or more affordable because it doubles down on the same genetic defects as before–the ill-conceived bundling of health care and health insurance. Reformers opposed to Obamacare will be unable to propose a real solution until they see the problem.
This week: Football, Safety, Race, Oil, Healthcare, Governance, Crime, Science, and History
And what a week that wasn’t!
The PPACA has given out a handful of waivers to a handful of states. The other day, I was thinking about this and I started wondering why a waiver wouldn’t be downright unconstitutional… it’s,...
It’s the middle of my vacation and I wore a tie to work today. So… what’s on your docket?
A Twitter “conversation” with our own Tim Kowal yesterday reminded me of something that I neglected to mention in my previous post. Part of why comments sections struggle especially hard to move beyond style to...