- Conservative white males are more likely to be climate skeptics because.... "something that would challenge the status quo is something [they] want to shun."
- Krugman on how blogs are a new way of conducting an old fashioned scientific debate (with interlopers!) and an attempt to quantify the impact of blogs on other academic "emissions."
Weird.Interesting: You are listening to San Francisco mixes police radio chatter with ambient music.
- "My dad taught me cashflow with a soda machine" (something that I learned as a teen running a candy machine at my high school).
- An interesting paper on the downside of having a regulator between the customer and business (less punishment of bad behavior):
In a prisoner’s dilemma experiment, compared with the case when the implicated parties are allowed to punish each other, cooperation is lower when the enforcement of punishment requires approval from an independent third party. Our data show that the independent third party mitigates the severity of punishment and consequently diminishes the effectiveness of punishment on promoting cooperation when antisocial punishment proposals are rare.