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by Jadagul
24 Apr 2018, 17:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1224
Views: 39301

Re: Inequality

Almost certainly, the best version of Keynesianism is the one that says "The middle of a recession/depression, when governmental borrowing is cheap and a ton of people are unemployed, is the best time to hire people to do projects that we need to do at some point anyway."
by Jadagul
24 Apr 2018, 16:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1224
Views: 39301

Re: Inequality

I think this is a different study he's reading. Apparently the authors are modeling an assumption that 25% of sub-$15/hr jobs disappear and the others raise their wage to $15 to match the jobs guarantee. They expect the federal jobs to hire roughly 5 million currently unemployed and 5 million curren...
by Jadagul
24 Apr 2018, 15:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1224
Views: 39301

Re: Inequality

The current proposal is silly enough that Yglesias is just sitting on Twitter making wonky fun of it. Apparently the study projected that under a program with a guarantee of a $15/hour job, only 160k people would leave their current full-time jobs to take the new one. Yglesias pointed out that there...
by Jadagul
23 Apr 2018, 19:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1145
Views: 48223

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

I do wonder if some of this is a case where he's decided the fight is lost and so he doesn't want to spend political capital on it. I think three Democratic senators have caved?
by Jadagul
23 Apr 2018, 16:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 945
Views: 47369

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Apparently that's way less gimme-ish than you'd expect. The convention is a lot weirder and fringier than the actual electorate.
by Jadagul
19 Apr 2018, 20:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 269
Views: 5921

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

It's definitely a thing that a lot of women like taller men. And when I'm online dating there's some fraction of women who say things like "5'10" and up" or "6' and up" or whatever. (I'm personally 5'9" which is dead average). But I can't really complain. First, because people can refuse to date peo...
by Jadagul
13 Apr 2018, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1792
Views: 92622

Re: Towing the Lion

I'm all there for something something evolving language, at least in theory. But that doesn't apply to claims about the history of the language at all.
by Jadagul
13 Apr 2018, 03:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1792
Views: 92622

Re: Towing the Lion

this is a horrifying post:
Anonymous wrote:Fun fact: the phrase "toe the line" is actually "tow the line" as in everyone pulling on a rope together to move a heavy object. Nobody really cares if it's wrong but it's fun to look at how turns of phrase get edited over time.
by Jadagul
10 Apr 2018, 16:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4995
Views: 98739

Re: Orange is the new President

These are uncharted waters, but if a president becomes the subject or target of a grand jury investigation and chooses not to testify while in office, especially if he ends up being an unindicted co-conspirator in a prosecution that results in convictions, I think there is a high probability that a...
by Jadagul
10 Apr 2018, 15:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4995
Views: 98739

Re: Orange is the new President

I mean, impeachment is inherent political, so you're right that it doesn't matter if he committed a couple of technical violations. But the immovability of Trump's support is wildly overstated. Firing Comey lead to like a four-point sustained drop in his approval rating. Sufficiently clear evidence ...
by Jadagul
10 Apr 2018, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3838
Views: 115986

Re: When journalism goes bad

From what I understand, the minerals thing is probably (a little) true. I know that drinking lab-grade pure water is considered mildly unhealthy---not like drinking a glass of it will poison you, or anything, but that if you drink only that for an extended period if time it will reduce some mineral ...
by Jadagul
08 Apr 2018, 18:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1971
Views: 67002

Re: Twitter!

Jennifer, yes, I understand that a lot of people are genuinely appalled by what Williamson wrote. My point is that if he had been not hired because Goldberg was also appalled by what he wrote, no one would be upset. But the way things actually happened makes it appear like he was fired, not for say...
by Jadagul
08 Apr 2018, 18:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1971
Views: 67002

Re: Twitter!

Jennifer, yes, I understand that a lot of people are genuinely appalled by what Williamson wrote. My point is that if he had been not hired because Goldberg was also appalled by what he wrote, no one would be upset. But the way things actually happened makes it appear like he was fired, not for sayi...
by Jadagul
08 Apr 2018, 18:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1971
Views: 67002

Re: Twitter!

Is it true that liberal media doesn’t pay for saying outrageous things about conservatives? You can’t make a career out of NRA terrorists or White supremacy accusations? "Say outrageous things about conservatives" is different from "Trigger conservatives." The thesis of that thread is that you get ...
by Jadagul
08 Apr 2018, 18:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1526
Views: 45087

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

I mean, it used to be reasonably common to memorize large portions of the Baltimore Catechism. But that's the point. Protestants memorize the Bible; Catholics memorize the Catechism. Sorry, I meant I never heard of sword drills. I memorized a whole bunch of stuff in CCD (but I was always kind of go...
by Jadagul
07 Apr 2018, 19:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1971
Views: 67002

Re: Twitter!

Sure. I'm not defending his views, and I'm not even really arguing that the Atlantic shouldn't have fired him. But emotionally, it feels like he was fired "because a lot of people got mad" rather than "because he said stupid things and we don't want to hire someone who writes stupid things". I'm com...
by Jadagul
07 Apr 2018, 18:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1526
Views: 45087

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

I mean, it used to be reasonably common to memorize large portions of the Baltimore Catechism.

But that's the point. Protestants memorize the Bible; Catholics memorize the Catechism.
by Jadagul
07 Apr 2018, 17:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1526
Views: 45087

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

Among casual churchgoers, Catholicism and a lot of the traditional high-church Protestant denominations have sort of collapsed together. Back when there were genuinely live philosophical disputes, this was one of the big ones. But, like, you wouldn't expect to see Catholic religious education doing ...
by Jadagul
07 Apr 2018, 17:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1971
Views: 67002

Re: Twitter!

I think I figured out what rubs me the wrong way, a bit, about the Williamson firing. (This doesn't mean I think the firing was wrong or that they shouldn't have done it. Just why it feels bad). They fired Derbyshire when he wrote the column. The editors found out about it, and said, "well, fuck tha...
by Jadagul
06 Apr 2018, 19:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4444
Views: 174758

Re: Food

Kwix wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 17:43
Jadagul wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 01:46
Kwix wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 19:29
Ghee:
Take as much butter as you'll use in a year
I'm not sure I have a pot that big.
I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
Admittedly, I use a lot of butter for baking as well. But I probably go through like five to ten pounds of butter a month.
by Jadagul
06 Apr 2018, 19:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1526
Views: 45087

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

Ellie's comment made me realize -- yeah, attempts at rewriting the Bible in various forms DOES seem to be a Protestant thing; I don't recall any Catholic versions of "Extreme Bibles" or "Hip-Hop Bibles" or "The Groovy Bible for Groovy Hippies" or anything like that. The Catholic Church has historic...
by Jadagul
06 Apr 2018, 01:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4444
Views: 174758

Re: Food

Hmm, interesting! But to clarify: I don't care so much whether the paprika bits in the sauce are red or black; my concern is that, if the blackening means the paprika actually burned, that might ruin the flavor or just be a waste of paprika. Ghee: Take as much butter as you'll use in a year I'm not...
by Jadagul
05 Apr 2018, 14:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 269
Views: 5921

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

The GED to avoid high school and start college early thing is interesting, but it's also pretty clear that those people aren't going to show up as "GED" in this survey. (Unless they don't actually make it to the college).

I wonder if the "GED" sample size is just much smaller and so swingier?
by Jadagul
03 Apr 2018, 07:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Welcome, Robot Overlords, Er, Servants!
Replies: 108
Views: 2550

Re: Welcome, Robot Overlords, Er, Servants!

Mathematica is still pretty fun. I use it in most of my calculus classes.

I'm sad Wolfram Alpha no longer does the thing when you ask it what the function of a rubber duck is, though.