Coffee & Pencils

This fun story has been making the rounds. I Drank a Cup of Hot Coffee That Was Overnighted Across the Country – The Atlantic: “Last week, Thermos overnighted me a cup of hot coffee from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C., to…

Wednesday Links …

Pictures the SBGW047 – Yeoman’s Watch Review Your Favorite 80s Hacking Scenes, Now All in One Place The Economics of Trivia Night Not shocking: The New York Times: Unions Manipulate New York City’s Public Pension Funds To Punish Their Enemies…

Monday Links …

Sunlight as disinfectant: The Insiders: Democratic phonies are on the run – The Washington Post Critical points: An outdated notion about ‘the rich’ This, all day, this: Intervention Leads to More Intervention, David Henderson Love this color/ink: Lamy Turquoise Fountain…

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…