Must- and Should-Reads:
- "What do you call a $60 million film from a multibillion dollar multimedia company that grossed almost half a billion dollars? If you’re most moviegoers, you call it The Lego Movie, one of the surprise hits of last year. But if you’re Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, you call it anti-business propaganda..." :
- : Over at Project Syndicate: Putting Economic Models in Their Place
- Weekend reading :
- What to make of slow 1st quarter U.S. economic growth? :
- U.S. scholars need access to public and private big data :
And Over Here:
- Live from Strada: Among snake people-hipsters, are smores tarts really a thing? Are personal watermelons really a thing? What else is a thing?"
- Liveblogging World War I: May 31, 1915: Zeppelins
- The "Hastert' and "Hastertland" Paragraphs from Wooldridge and Micklethwaite's "The Right Nation"
- For the Weekend: Tina Turner
- Liveblogging the American Revolution: May 30, 1777: Elder Pitt
- : Comment of the Day: Craig: Why Don't New York Times Writers Possess Any Awareness of Their Presentation-of-Self?
Might Like to Be Aware of:
- "Millennials to Snake People is a Chrome extension that, naturally, replaces all instances of the word 'millennials' on the web with 'snake people'..."
- "Anderson has a point to make and... overweigh[ts] one side... giving scant acknowledgment to... when Kennan did live up to his reputation... [his] calls for the demilitarization of Germany and Austria in the 1950s, his late-life criticisms of the arms race, and his disdain for George W. Bush’s Middle East adventurism.... [And] Kennan’s elegant historical scholarship deserves more attention..." :
- How Dropbox Remains Relevant :
- "To people like us, the advice, 'Just write!' is about as useful as an alien screaming at us, 'Just use your r'tkost organ and you will be able to fly like us!'..." :
- Is Game of Thrones all about the war between Varys and Littlefinger? :
- Schwartzchild Orbits