Another Disaster at Political-Economic Policy Analysis by Brad DeLong!

Live from the Founding Farmer: Put this 250-lb. California boy strongly on the female side of this debate: Washington DC air conditioning levels are totes ridiculous. (Of course, the climate outside is totes ridiculous too, in the opposite direction):

Joseph Stromberg: Why your office is so cold: Its AC system is designed entirely for men: "If you work in an office...

...there's a good chance it's absurdly over-air-conditioned during the summer.... The formulas used to design and calibrate most heating and cooling systems are based on a single estimate of the metabolic activity of a 40-year-old, 155-pound male... [and make] no attempt to take women or people of different sizes or ages into account.... A new study published today in Nature Climate Change finds that women have much lower metabolic rates than the standard.... 'This leads to uncomfortable people and is a waste of energy,' says Boris Kingma of Maastricht University, the study's lead author"...

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