Links 6/18/12

Merry Bunker Hill Day! This holiday is now celebrated with the time-honored tradition of free parking. Anyway, links for you. Science:

More funding pattern data, this time from the NIAMS
The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains (part I)
The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains (part II)
Has a New 10-Legged Species Evolved beneath Rome?
Same Old Story : Too Many Graduate Students

Other:

Public vs. Private Universities: A Reply From the Trenches (must-read)
Secretive US military space shuttle lands itself at California base. Though air force says X-37B launches are for testing, classified payload has led to speculation that it contains a spy satellite (why doesn’t the military just build two of everything and give one to NASA. Although I don’t know what NASA would do with an M-1 Abrams)
Why the World Should Care About America’s Middle Class
The Scariest Thing Jamie Dimon Told the Senate Panel
Strategic Mumblespeak: Er, UVA’s Teresa Sullivan was fired for what?
SOMEBODY’S WATCHIN’ ME, AND YOU, AND THAT GUY.
Why I’m Still a Two Stater
The Evolution of Saab: After Filing For Bankruptcy, Iconic Swedish Company Now Only Producing Electric Cars
How Republicans Cheat Democrats – and Democrats Cheat Themselves
Post-New Deal America Needs Unions–Those who think workers only needed to organize in the bad old days need to face the hard truth: We’re living in them
Left Anti-Unionism? In the aftermath of the defeat in Wisconsin, left critics attacked labor’s decision to invest in the recall. But none of them offered a realistic alternative.
The Rent(al Income as a Percentage of GDP) Is Too Damn High
An Institutional Flaw at the Heart of the Federal Reserve
Go ahead, one more time, tell me the problem is Government debt
Why Does Mitt Romney Like Firing People? Because He Made $20,000 On Every Laid-Off Worker
It was Brooks that broke me
Households making between $250K and $1M a year are not ‘middle class’

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2 Responses to Links 6/18/12

  1. redacted says:

    The stuff going on at UVA is entertaining at least. Today we got repeated emails (and then forwards of the exact same emails) on various mailing lists from faculty and departmental admin staff imploring us to attend the rally today.

  2. Frank Carpenter says:

    (why doesn’t the military just build two of everything and give one to NASA. Although I don’t know what NASA would do with an M-1 Abrams)

    Avalanche control? Transportation to Congressional hearings?

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