Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WILLIAM CHISLETT: Why is Spain recovering faster than expected?

SPANISH BUSINESSES: A lack of larger firms means fewer jobs, and a less resilient economy.

Friday, February 20, 2015

TELL ME SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW: In the Brain, Romantic Love Is Basically an Addiction.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

SOME PERSPECTIVE: Why Network News Still Matters.

OLIVER SAKS HAS TERMINAL CANCER, and over at the New York Times he tells us how he's facing death. A must-read.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

IT KINDA MAKES SENSE, IF YOU THINK OF IT: Jason Calacanis: Apple will buy Tesla for $75b in 18 months.

Friday, February 13, 2015

MUST BE BECAUSE SV IS FULL OF REPUBLICANS: The Sickeningly Low Vaccination Rates at Silicon Valley Day Cares.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FUNNY, Putin agrees to a ceasefire in a war he has been swearing he had nothing to do with: Ukraine ceasefire deal reached after marathon Minsk talks.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

CHILL OUT, at least the Nobel Peace prize is closing Guantámo: Obama’s Drones Have Killed More Than the Spanish Inquisition.

SIX THINGS technology has made insanely cheap.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

THAT'S A REALLY LOW NUMBER: Only 44% of U.S. adults are employed for 30-or-more hours per week.

Friday, February 06, 2015

MEET THE MAN who corrected the same grammatical mistake on Wikipedia… 47,000 times.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

GALLUP'S CEO: The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment.

Monday, February 02, 2015


It is an indisputable fact that carbon emissions are rising—and faster than most scientists predicted. But many climate-change alarmists seem to claim that all climate change is worse than expected. This ignores that much of the data are actually encouraging. The latest study from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that in the previous 15 years temperatures had risen 0.09 degrees Fahrenheit. The average of all models expected 0.8 degrees. So we’re seeing about 90% less temperature rise than expected.

Facts like this are important because a one-sided focus on worst-case stories is a poor foundation for sound policies. Yes, Arctic sea ice is melting faster than the models expected. But models also predicted that Antarctic sea ice would decrease, yet it is increasing. Yes, sea levels are rising, but the rise is not accelerating—if anything, two recent papers, one by Chinese scientists published in the January 2014 issue of Global and Planetary Change, and the other by U.S. scientists published in the May 2013 issue of Coastal Engineering, have shown a small decline in the rate of sea-level increase.

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