Monthly Archives: July 2014’s Ezra Klein Stumbles Bass-Ackward Into a Cogent Point

Yes, Ezra, these graphs explain much about our polarization, but I don’t think the answer is the one you wanted. Continue reading

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“Studies Show” Five Louisiana Cities are the Nation’s Happiest #rsrh

“The happiest five cities are all in Louisiana, with Lafayette taking the crown (Louisiana is also the happiest state). The unhappiest cities, after New York City, are St. Joseph, Mo.; South Bend, Ind.; Erie, Penn.; and the Evansville, Ind.-Henderson, Ky. … Continue reading

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Peak Petroleum Engineer?

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Green Energy Hypocrisy: Do As I Say, Not As I Do. #rsrh

A U.K. government commissioned study found that people who claim to be concerned with global warming actually use more electricity than those who do not. The Telegraph reported: Those who say they are concerned about the prospect of climate change … Continue reading

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The stark reality of green tech’s solar and wind contribution to world energy

I would need to check the numbers to make sure they properly accounted for the use of cow dung in Africa, but this is consistent with what I’ve been saying for the last 10 years. We have yet to address … Continue reading

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The Real Shale Revolution #rsrh

Fracking has captured the imagination because it is controversial, sounds sinister and like an expletive, makes for good headlines . But that has obscured the far more important role played by horizontal drilling in enabling oil and gas to be … Continue reading

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The Craigslist Restaurant Letter is Bullshit Are you telling me a Manhattan restaurant figures out that its table turns are cut in half, but the first clue they have of it is when they start getting roasted on Yelp for slow service? And they can’t … Continue reading

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Ray Nagin gets 10-year sentence. #rsrh Prosecutors asked the court to send Nagin to prison for a long time. They argued that he was found guilty of 20 of 21 counts in the indictment and that he participated in and orchestrated a years-long conspiracy to … Continue reading

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Note that Matt Yglesias can’t count. #rsrh @voxdotcom

At, Matthew Yglesias takes two minutes or less to demonstrate that interpreting graphics is not his strong suit.* Map: The 25 cities nobody wants to live in Note that six of the unlucky 25 are in Michigan … Note … Continue reading

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