Archive for the 'Economics' Category

From the comments…

On a post at Steve Sailer’s blog

Good stuff.

It might have been a reach to tie this to immigration, but yeah… Immigration will cure all of our ills.

Danced to this one a lot back in the day. I know I’m giving away my age. Oh well…

Discrimination at Infosys? I’m shocked…

Via Instapundit: Woman sues over discrimination at Infosys.

My only doubt about the claims the article says the woman is making in her suit against Infosys is that she was hired in the first place. It must have been some sort of mistake on the part of that whole H-1B fraud.

Sharp LC-48LE551U 48-inch Aquos HD

$500! Simply amazing!

 

Recycling Is Garbage – New York Times

From 1996. Supposedly generated the most hate mail ever at the NYT.

I drive certain people crazy when it comes to recycling. Recycling is a colossal waste of time and other precious resources.

To many, recycling is some sort of penance for their sins against Mother Earth.

18 spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970

The predictions were spectacularly wrong.

When environmentalists have such a poor record with the prediction powers of their models how can they wonder why people are skeptical of the supposed effects of global warming?

The Fence Around the Ivory Tower

Steve Sailer in Taki’s Magazine from a little over a year ago:

In 2010, MIT unveiled plans to expand undergrad enrollment by six percent, which would only get it back to where it was in the 1990s.

These sorts of thing catch my attention due to the age of the Ace and Deuce. The Ivies could do wonders for this country if they would expand enrollment. It’s not just the Ivies, it’s also Rice, Stanford, Chicago and Northwestern, and on and on…

tl;dr

Arnold Kling on Rotisserie Baseball Leagues.

Normally I think Arnold is really smart. After that post, not so much.

That may be harsh, but talk of fantasy leagues really gives me tired head.

Open Borders Day Sunday the 16th

Bryan Caplan wants you to celebrate this nonsense: Open Borders Day is Starting, Bryan Caplan.

I’m looking forward to the follow up from Crimsonic.

The Lean In Collection

All I have to say is that almost all social science papers, today anyway, have the same weaknesses:

Nearly all the research she cites has been produced by social scientists who were drawn to their trade to fight what they saw as the insidious and often violent exploitation of women in this country. They have joined like-minded social scientists to design experiments that, for reasons of convenience and expense, are forced to rely on college students, who have learned in their social science classes that the oppression of women is insidious and often violent. The experiments always yield positive results. The findings are fashioned into papers. These are published in journals that, as a guard against bias and a guarantor of methodological soundness, are reviewed by a panel of peers who went into social science to fight the insidious and often violent exploitation of women. The data are clear: The exploitation of women is insidious and often violent. It’s pretty much settled science by now.

From an Andrew Ferguson piece on the new Lean In Collection: Brave New Stereotypes | The Weekly Standard.

Your porn is not Canadian enough

Marginal Revolution.