Linky Friday: Blood & Money
[Cr1] I’m pretty sure this happened in Naked Gun, except involving togas and daggers.
[Cr2] Creatively keeping convictions by kicking them loose. Ahhh, incentives.
[Cr3] We might condemn sexual predators in the form of politicians and producers, but what about rock stars?
[Cr4] I have a really open mind on this subject, but… not 11.
[Cr5] Well this is a frustratingly awful story all around.
Health:[He1] I understand Helen Pluckrose’s concern here about fatness becoming an identity worth preserving and defending, so to speak, but we are so far away from this being a problem compared to actual marginalization of the overweight that I believe it to be misguided.
[He2] Well, this does seem kind of suspicious.
[He3] Suneel Dhand laments the demise of the physicians’ lounge. Seems like they’d be better off just having nap rooms. We racked up an average of $400/mo in hotel bills because my wife’s last employer didn’t have call rooms in the hospital.
[He4] The answer to this question is pretty straightforward: More money, more immigration, and lower credentialing standards. Note I say “and” rather than “or.”
[He5] Ed Dolan writes how regulation is hurting the autistic by preventing them from getting the help that they need.
[Cl2] Isn’t causing grief part of the point?
[Cl3] The planet will be fine.
[Cl4] As if we don’t have enough to worry about, now we’re worried about “horizontal hurricanes” in California.
[Cl5] Speaking of hurricanes, look at what 100mph winds does to this house.
[Cl6] A new Trump maneuver may save coal. Also, it may destroy energy companies by forcing them to go bankrupt. If it weren’t for pipelines and signalling for a leftward lurch, it’s possible that Democrats would become the party of Big Energy.
Transportation:[Tr1] I would only get on board with this if it’s a murder mystery that takes place on a train.
[Tr2] Hyperlooooooooooooop! Will it bring Amazon to Texas?
[Tr3] It’s not a flying car, but maybe it’ll do.
[Tr4] If California bans the internal combustion engine, it’s not clear that there will still be thirteen states following its regulatory whims. Though who knows how things will look by 2040.
[Tr5] This is highly plausible. I think we can work around that, environmentally speaking, if we’re so inclined. I’m not sure if we will.
[Fo1] A look at the Dutch agricultural revolution.
[Fo2] Here’s what it takes to become (labeled) a Monsanto Shill.
[Fo3] KFC has invaded Ghana, and belts are busting as a result.
[Fo4] I’m always game to try out meatless burgers, but I’ll really believe it when I taste it.
[Fo5] You ask why, I ask why not?
[Bu1] This seems like a really good idea. We’re not the target audience right now, but we have been in the past.
[Bu2] What Russian hackers mean for Russians in Silicon Valley.
[Bu3] If your app’s job is that dogs get walked, losing the dogs is a problem. Be that as it may, dog-sitting (as opposed to dog-walking) services have proven to be a godsend for us.
[Bu4] As people move around from employer to employer more often, employers are increasingly willing to take former employees back.
[Bu5] In training tomorrow’s workforce, Google is investing some pretty big money.