[H1] Old Urbanist Charlie Gardner writes about mobile homes and the role they can play in increasing density, and Alana Semuels makes the case for trailer parks. And here is a map on where higher concentrations of trailers are.
[H2] I would never pay $3,000,000 for a house (much less a condo), nor do I have much desire to live in Kansas. But if these two things were indeed the case, I would be all over this. And not because I’m worried about a nuclear attack.
[H3] Also, from Michael Cain: 50 million square feet of underground industrial space is just cool.
[H4] If there is a person that washes rent-control beneficiaries more than this guy, I’d love to hear about it.
[H5] As micro-housing starts to take off in Seattle, neighborhood groups are flexing their muscle to put as much a halt to it as they can.
[H6] Maybe instead of micro-apartments, we need micro-micro-apartments! Featuring 86sqft apartments in Paris. Or, if you need something just a bit bigger, here’s a video on how you can fit 1100sqft into 420.
[C1] Ayn Rand wrote the novel Ideal in 1934, and it’s about to be published.
[C2] Mallory Ortberg writes of the glorious fashion of Ayn Rand.
[C3] I’m not a big fan of the cameos in Atlas Shrugged. I guess commercially it’s good for publicity, but like having Bill O’Reilly in Iron Man, it’s a bit jarring. It would be kind of cool if they were playing people that weren’t themselves (like Hannity appearing as a defender of the latest government initiative).
[C4] From aaron david: The true future of Video (and Music)
[C5] The methodology is kind of suspect, but it’s interesting to ponder the ramifications: Study shows whites think blacks are superhuman, magical.
[C6] Over at Hit Coffee, I write about the demise of the UAB football program.
[C7] From Glyph: The Alien Typeset of the Future!
[R1] CR Wiley argues that Shakers have liberaled themselves into oblivion.
[R3] Harper’s goes undercover with a cult infiltrator.
[R4] A WWII veteran was given a Viking funeral by the coast guard.
[R5] Zoroastrians feed their exalted dead to vultures.
[R6] Ever wondered about the Mormons’ “magic underwear“? Well, they explain it in a new video.
[R7] Speaking of Mormons, at Hit Coffee I write about the legend of blood atonement and firing squads in Utah.
[Po1] According to Kevin Drum, the problem isn’t that the Obama administration and Democrats in general don’t fight hard enough. It’s the American public.
[Po2] Politicians often follow polls, but when they don’t they have the ability to actually help shape public opinion.
[Po3] Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry explains the appeal of Ayn Rand.
[Po4] Bruce Frohnen ponders how conservatives should approach art. To “de-tilt” the political inclinations of the art and entertainment landscape, conservatives need to work harder at making better art and entertainment.
[Po5] From Saul Degraw: The Demise of the Southern Democrat.
[Ps1] New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova investigates the anti-Republican bias in social psychology. Where it comes from, how it occurs, and what can be done about it. A first-hand account from Jose Duarte.
[Ps2] Dr. Phi ponders the difference between responsibility and license.
[Ps3] The corrosive, traumatizing effects of high school.
[Ps4] Is idiocracy upon us? The Flynn Effect is allegedly in reverse.
[Ps5] E-reader readers recall the material about as well as paperback readers, except when it comes to collating the events.
[R1] Meet Millie and Clem Mintz, married for 75 years.
[R3] Jennifer Anghju Grossman gives tips on dating Objectivistly.
[R4] Breaking up isn’t what it used to be.
[L1] If you want to live the good life, head south to… Panama?
[L2] One of the shocking things, when I moved out west, was the lack of guard rails between you and some very steep falls. I was reminded of that when viewing these pictures of Bolivia’s death road, and its 15,000 foot fall.
[L3] ForeignPolicy looks at the Honduran charter cities.
[L4] In Brazil, there is a village of women looking for a few good men (who will play by their rules).
[L5] Remnants of Dixie remain in Brazil, where Conferederate expatriates set up camp after the Civil War. Here’s a video.
[V1] From Mad Rocket Scientist: Vitagel – Works with the body to form a clot sufficient to stop and artierial bleed in less than 10 seconds. Wow!
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