Increasing Marginal Utility

A blog so good it violates the law of diminishing marginal utility.

daily links 02.08.11

A site which gives you a list of items that will qualify you for free shipping at amazon.

The state of Michigan makes it a felony to give a message without a license.

Projection on who gets into the Baseball Hall of Fame over the next decade. The steroids thing has really screwed things up the last five years. The electorate is really split right now between old school and new school perspectives, so the only people getting in are basically inner-circle players. And it’s about to get much, much worse. I actually suggest a different reason why it’s so bad. The quality of play has improved dramatically or at the very least stayed constant over the last hundred years, while the number of teams has increased, including by four in the 1990s. This suggests that the number of players per year selected for the Hall of Fame, but it hasn’t. I don’t think writers have adjusted for that.

America is still the land of opportunity, especially if you’re a politician.

New awesome Old Spice commercial.

Psychology survey shows that people interpret protests based on what is being protested. This is why I don’t trust populist, facile arguments as to what the empirical record or common sense or experience supposedly shows. Both people who who ignore what amounts to the scientific consensus on global warming AND those who say things like “of course the climate is changing. I can see it with my own two eyes” really grind my gears.

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