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Imaged

By | April 11, 2019

To those who are saying that the picture of a black hole is not actually a picture because it was captured in the radio spectrum: LEARN HOW PHOTONS WORK MOTHERFUCKERS

Fast Approach

By | April 11, 2019

Intermittent fasting is not an eating disorder. It’s certainly a lot healthier than the routine binging that most seem to advocate as FA garbage has taken over the discourse. Tell you what. Give me 20 years, one group that intermittently or even routinely fasts and the other that eats the FA-approved diet (intuitive eating BS).… Read More »

Crab

By | April 11, 2019

A million dollars isn't very much any more. I don't count someone as wealthy before about 10 million, or rich before about 50. And I say this as someone whose current net worth is -ve.https://t.co/8O6MJiXL8z — Ian Welsh (@iwelsh) April 10, 2019 In the US especially. You can be “wealthy” here until you get cancer,… Read More »

Contra Drum

By | April 10, 2019

What puzzles me about Drum is that it’s so easy to find and use the relevant data. He must think his readers are pure idiots. And I guess he’s right. For instance, this article uses relevant data. They find that “inflation-adjusted rents have increased by ~64% since 1960.” This is less than I’d found, but… Read More »

Most Revealing

By | April 10, 2019

There’s already too much in the post below, but I think this is the most revealing graph of all: I produced it with data going back to 1960, though the real median household income series only starts in 1984. Still, it shows the dramatic increase in rent compared to the almost-nonexistent increase in real median… Read More »

Date Used Incorrectly

By | April 10, 2019

This is why I despise anything Kevin Drum does relating to the economy. It’s always so shoddy and disingenuous. Could this be any more misleading? This is a terrible way of looking at the data because, first, using the median tells nothing really about the range, which has widened greatly over the last 40 years.… Read More »

Registart

By | April 8, 2019

I’ve registered to vote twice in Florida, and both times I cannot be found as a registered voter. I don’t have any felony convictions, etc., but registering to vote never goes through for unknown reasons. (Florida is my state of residence.) Don’t think I will try any more; seems pointless. Voter suppression works!

Usury

By | April 8, 2019

There is a very recent example, with recent evidence. The 2008+ foreclosure crisis resulted in banks owning a lot of property. Was the goal of predatory lending not only to fleece customers and make money trading scam securities but to scoop up property when the music stopped? — Adina Levin (@alevin) April 7, 2019 I’m… Read More »

Exclusion

By | April 8, 2019

Read this whole thread. It’s worth it. (Click on date-time stamp to go to thread.) In 1920 the NBER when it was chartered made a fateful decision to exclude women's household labor from economic statistics (Redesigning the American Dream, Hayden, p. 125) — Adina Levin (@alevin) April 6, 2019 It coincides with a lot of… Read More »