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Some Quick Econ Videos

These are excellent. Brief and clear. Trade is important. Markets matter. Buy-local is foolish and backward. Ep. 1 of 5 – The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity – YouTube Ep. 2 of 5 – Division of Labor: Burgers and Ships…

Saturday Links …

Big list, have a good weekend! This week’s sign of the apocalypse Artisanal headphones? Check. Two thoughts. One, don’t be surprised. Two, it must be pretty bad if the NYT has the story: Gov. Cuomo’s Broken Promises – NYTimes.com Cuomo’s…

Math, A&W, and Burger Sizes

Submitted without comment. Why Do Americans Stink at Math? – NYTimes.com: “One of the most vivid arithmetic failings displayed by Americans occurred in the early 1980s, when the A&W restaurant chain released a new hamburger to rival the McDonald’s Quarter…

What Are Your Favorite iPhone Apps?

In no particular order for me (other than the Apple default apps): Pocket Mailbox Fantastical Overcast Vesper Forecast.io Google Maps Flickr Starbucks Foursquare and now maybe Swarm (just figured out how to adjust LS on the latter)

Colleges and Cruise Ships

We’ve visited quite a few colleges in the last two years. Most of them now seem like a 4-year stay on a parked cruise ship. Unbelievably, and certainly unnecessarily, opulent. Most of the opulence seems to have little to do…

Monday Links …

Don’t miss this: The Breitling AVI 765 Co-Pilot Series of Watches – Part I The Olympics of ham radio – South – The Boston Globe Uber vs Comcast, great points The Johnnie Walker Whiskey Cocktail Guide D@mn, this Seiko looks…

Friday Links …

Big list, enjoy the weekend! Start with this sea turtle selfie This is a legendary rant, over top, a first-world problem to be sure, but funny: Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito: — Medium 45 Years After the Moon…