Links 12/7/14

Links for you. Science:

Wanna Save Science? Get Off Your Daughter’s Jock
Scientists Instil New Cultural Traditions in Wild Tits
New Analysis Says FDA Farm Antibiotic Reduction Won’t Work As Planned
Giant Stick Insects from Vietnam
Ebola In The Air: What Science Says About How The Virus Spreads


I Told a Grand Jury I Saw a Cop Shoot and Kill an Unarmed Man. It Didn’t Indict. (must-read)
Why now would be a very good time to raise the gas tax
PISA And TIMSS: A Distinction Without A Difference?
Unsteady Incomes Keep Millions of Workers Behind on Bills
Poverty and Wealth, Simplified
Superior Economists
Harkin: O-Care Should Have Been Single-Payer But ‘We Blew It’ (maybe he’s wrong, but some credence should be given to someone who has nothing to gain from saying this and who has been in the Senate, often at the heart of the discussions for many years. Or you can believe technobrat pundits. Your choice)
Why You Probably Can’t Afford to Buy a Home in D.C.
The Answer to the Unemployment Problem is More Jobs
Economists aren’t ‘superior’ just because
“Wall Streeters are Ready for Hillary … How many ways can they give?”
If Eric Garner Were White, his death would be a Tea Party crusade.
Chris Rock, Ezra Klein, and the Second Great Depression Myth

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2 Responses to Links 12/7/14

  1. Re: Harkin. I don’t listen to the technobrats. But I’m not listening to Harkin either. I listened to Joe Lieberman and Evan Bayh both of whom threatened to let the filibusters stand if there was anything like “liberal” policies in the ACA. I’ll be glad to listen to anyone who can explain how they could have been forced to get on board with a public option.

  2. Barry says:

    Seconding this (go over to ‘Lawyers, Guns and Money’ for a deeper analysis).

    The bill had to get 60 Senators. All of the so-called ‘moderate’ GOP Senators had repeatedly reneged, after months of compromise. The last two Dem Senators on the right were Lieberman and Ben Nelson. Those two would have walked if the bill was one quantum unit to the left. I don’t know who the next several Dem Senators on the right were, but they’d have probably walked at two quantum units.

    In the end Harkin is a guy who lost the election, and wants to blame it on somebody else; Schumer is a wh*re for Wall St, eager to have everybody look elsewhere.

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