Linky Friday #39
[Di2] Relatedly, sprawling metropolii like Dallas and Atlanta are less segregated than traditional cities like Boston and New York.
[Di3] Canada is seeking a different grade of immigrant.
[A1] Tim Harford writes about the minimum wage issue in the UK.
[A2] According to Reihan Salam, he lesson of Tony Abbott’s ascent in Australia is that the future of conservatism may have little to do with small government and more to do with social and family issues.
[A3] Canada is attaching new fees to venues that attract foreign talent, which it turns out is not good for smaller clubs.
[D2] Officials are on the search for The Huntress. Not the comic book version, but the Mexican Bus Avenger.
[P1] Some people think that the 2014 elections, by virtue of the group next up for Senatorial votes as well as gerrymandered House districts, will benefit Republicans and put to rest talk about how the party needs to change. Not so fast, says National Memo. The Republicans are in trouble, and everyone knows it.
[P2] One thing the Ohio Republican Party can’t really afford is implosion, not that Ohio Republicans care.
[P3] In the interest of false equivalence, I should point out that the emerging Democratic coalition is built on the collapse of the traditional family.
[En1] Relevant to me and few of y’all: Dr Seuss is coming to ebooks!
[En2] Do you want to know who the 24 worst-dressed members of GI Joe and Cobra are? io9 is on it. The 80’s were embarrassing in so many ways.
[W1] Elizabeth Stoker has a great piece on why framing issues as “women’s issues” is harmful for the issues in question. For and against, the issues can get bogged down in “women are crazy” narratives.
[W2] I actually have a fair amount of sympathy for women who have psychosomatic pregnancy symptoms, but I really hope that this isn’t a thing. It’s far less forgivable.
[S1] Apparently, terrorists want to work for the CIA. Okay, “terrorist” is hyperbolic if not offensive. But still, interesting and unsurprising at the same time.
[S2] Meanwhile, Seattle is showing some extraordinary growth.
[S3] Nevada doesn’t want our nuclear waste. Mississippi might! Problem solved? Maybe, but I am broadly more favor of the geology of Nevada over Mississippi.
[S4] California has a bit of a problem (though some would argue that it’s not a problem) in that it is losing internal migrants to other states like Texas. Fortunately for California, there is New York. Meanwhile, states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona are getting some of their millionaires.
[S5] Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill look at regional growth rates in the US.
[S6] James Fallows has a great series on Sioux Falls, a boomtown not like the other boomtowns of Dakota.
[H1] The evidence is admittedly flimsy, but the cause of smoking-cessation weight gain may not be due to calorie consumption, but rather stomach bacteria.
[H2] JayMan points out everything we pretend to don’t know about exercise, weight, and health.
[H3] The Japanese Prime Minister wants more medical innovations. The nation’s medical establishment is unconvinced.
[H4] Avik Roy is compiling a map, comparing pre-PPACA (individual market) and post-PPACA (exchanges) costs on comparable plans. State by state.
[Ed1] School choice: An unlovely threat to white progressive credibility.
[Ed2] The Secretary of Education lent some support to an important idea: start school later in the day.
[V1] If you have five minutes or so to spare, this is a fascinating video of a (digitally produced) girl aging into a woman aging into an old woman. Really, really cool.
[V2] On a more humorous note, this video is Not Safe For Work: