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The science is settled

On incentives in science:
“It is just not true that the scientists try to minimize the effects of radiation,” Thomas added. “ It would actually be against their own best interests to do this. They are mostly academics and are required to produce large amounts of money and papers for their Institutes. You would be expecting them to argue for larger effects of radiation as the more serious the health consequences the more the money flows.”

Stephen Moore repeats the Menzie Chinn fallacy

In 2014, economics professor and Obama fanboy Menzie Chinn suggested that Obama's 3.1% GDP growth forecast was reasonable because the US had grown at that rate in the late 20th century. He gave absolutely no consideration to the enormous contribution of credit growth to 20th century GDP, and the unlikelihood (impossibility) of that explosion in credit to be repeated now.

Proving that both sides can have equally stupid partisan shills, here's Trump fanboy Stephen Moore in the WSJ:
Skeptics in and out of the Fed still think sustained 3% to 4% growth is out of reach. Nonsense. The combination of stable prices and sharp tax cuts in the 1980s produced an average of 4% growth for seven years. Imagine if we had a similar stretch of sustained growth, with low inflation and rising wages. Just as Menzie did, Moore completely ignores the vastly different debt and demographic conditions between 1980 and now.

We're not going to get sustained 3% to 4% real GDP growth.




Universal suffrage

Universal suffrage is appropriately named.



We all suffer because idiots vote.

Separated at Birth: WeWork CEO Adam Neumann and Night Stalker Richard Ramirez

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Greenspan's Body Count: Roy Kim

Gothamist:
A 58-year-old taxi driver killed himself in his Queens home this month, marking the eight suicide in the taxi industry this year. The suicide was confirmed by the NYC Medical Examiner on Wednesday, just as the City Council passed bills to give counseling to taxi drivers facing financial and mental health issues.

The Medical Examiner confirmed Kim committed suicide in his Bayside home on November 5th, the Post reports, adding that "Kim, who had just purchased his taxi medallion last year, was more than $500,000 in debt from the deal and struggling to stay afloat." His friend, taxi driver Young Lee, told the tabloid, "He was in a lot of debt from that. For a while he was making money but then it just went slowly down and down and down. All drivers are really struggling."Greenspan's Body Count stands at 265.

Yes, Democrats will even lie about rape for political gain

Thanks, CNN and NY Times, for working these nutjobs into such a lather.

OpenSecrets.org on Judy Munro-Leighton,the woman who admitted lying about being raped by Brett Kavanaugh:



Displaying 1 - 22 of 22 records CategoryContributorOccupationDateAmountRecipientMoney to CandidatesMUNRO-LEIGHTON, JUDY

LOUISVILLE, KY 40204JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE09-23-2004$250.00Mongiardo, Daniel (D)Money to CandidatesMUNRO-LEIGHTON, JUDY

LOUISVILLE, KY 40204NOT EMPLOYED10-04-2018$25.00Heitkamp, Heidi (D)Money to CandidatesMUNRO-LEIGHTON, JUDY

LOUISVILLE, KY 40204NOT EMPLOYED10-10-2018$25.00O'Rourke, Beto (D)Money to CandidatesMUNRO-LEIGHTON, JUDY

LOUISVILLE, KY 40204

You Walk Away, student loan edition

Back in the housing crash, there was a phenomenon known as "jingle mail" or "you walk away" where sad, underwater homeowners solved their problems by defaulting.

Now You Walk Away comes to student debt.
He now lives in a concrete house in the village of Uchakkada for $50 a month. His backyard is filled with coconut trees and chickens. “I saw four elephants just yesterday,” he said, adding that he hopes to never set foot in a Walmart again.

His debt is currently on its way to default. But more than 9,000 miles away from Colorado, Haag said, his student loans don’t feel real anymore.

“It’s kind of like, if a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it really exist?” he said.