Linky Friday: Flood ‘n’ Games
[Tx1] Houston will probably be rebuilt and, even if we were to price in the geographic liabilities, will pay no mind to the danger.
[Tx3] Besides, argues Nicole Gelinas, Houston has already done quite a lot.
[Tx4] Erica Grieder explains why Harvey wasn’t politicized.
[Tx5] Here is everything a grocery store chain in Texas does to stay open as much as possible during a hurricane.
[Tx6] Austin is growing like hot-cakes but their school district’s enrollment keeps declining.
[Tx7] Houston Texan (my heavens what a terrible team name) DJ Reader doesn’t believe in dinosaurs, and his teammates are not letting him hear the end of it.
[Ga1] I am, of course, very supportive of a development league for football… but not very optimistic.
[Ga2] Urban Meyer has had it with college football coaches blaming the players they were left with.
[Ga3] Tim Tebow’s rookie season was not spectacular.
[Ga4] Ed Cunningham is stepping away from being a football analyst as something of a conscientious objector.
[Ga5] Women’s basketball in Somalia! (Seriously: Interesting story.)
[Ga6] Nintendo flips the bird to the trades and blue collar work.
[Tr1] Haley Byrd gives the run down on rest stops. I am pretty flexible on private opportunities as long as we never start seeing “No Loitering” signs.
[Tr2] Though it tickles the right spots ideologically, I have difficulty with variable congestion pricing in large part because cost predictability matters. I’m not opposed to tolls being different at different times of day, however.
[Tr3] This might end badly.
[Tr5] Apparently some Uber/Lyfe drivers have been renting their car?
[Tr6] The good news is that there’s a new electric car that can go 30 kilometers on one change. The bad news is that you may not want the would-be drivers going that far.
[Tr7] The Chinese can’t have nice things, either.
[Sc1] This is not irrational. In many (most) walks of life, what others think really is more important than what’s true.
[Sc2] Twins are proof that God loves science and wants it to prosper.
[Sc3] Tweetstorm: John Holbein makes a pretty valid point about “obvious” social science research.
[Sc4] It’s like Indiana Jones except with math.
[Sc5] I cannot emphasize how much I believe this to be true. It’s often the case that nobody is more dangerous than the wounded.
[Sc6] If you want scientists to open their data, instead of money or publication give them… badges?
[Sc7] Personal responsibility and self-criticism in the sciences of psychology.
[Ho1] We have a housing shortage because we want one.
[Ho2] Peter Moskowitz has a breathtakingly simple solution to the housing crisis.
[Ho3] According to a new study, concerns that low-income housing negatively impacts nearby home values. Which is a little confusing, because if a perception is widespread enough you’d expect the market reflect that even if it has no other basis.
[Ho4] The Adam Smith institute explains how expensive homes make everyone poorer. I do like it when articles correspond perfectly to the things I am very uptight about.
[Ho5] This map seems to mostly be an artifact of when housing was built. You don’t usually expect Mormonland and the BosWash to be on the same end of any spectrum.
[Ho6] What if the housing crisis had nothing to do with subprime lending and everything to do with greedy capitalism?
[Ho7] How houses are triaged after floods.