The Last Days of Football - n+1
Where Americans Play Football-And Where They Don't - Wall Street Journal. With red state vs. blue state analysis. It is striking how rural folks are least likely to tell their kids not to play football because of concussion risk.
How Goldman Banker Became NFL's Go-To-Stadium-Finance-Guy - Bloomberg. Should have known those fuckers would be making stacks of cash in this taxpayer ripoff, too.
A Brand New Lie To Get the Bucks Their Stadium - Above the Law. Goldman and Scott Walker. Everybody notices $300 million in cuts to the UW system and $220 million for a new basketball arena.
In Corn Country We Have Two Choices. Let's Pick the More Logical, Beautiful One - Big Picture Agriculture
Ingredion bets on flat 2015 corn prices - Agrimoney.
How can farmers in central and eastern Europe close yield gap with west? - The Guardian
Could This Virus Be Good For You? - Morning Edition. Welcome news in case of pandemic. I wonder if this may have spared some of the survivors of the Spanish influenza.
Your Son Is Deceased - The New Yorker
Falling Prices Spread Pain Far Across The Oil Patch - Wall Street Journal
People or parchment? - Aeon
Life in the Sickest Town in America - The Atlantic
American corruption is exceptional, too - Reuters
Getting out of Afghanistan - Fast Company
Arthur Laffer's view on the Kansas economy: Prosperity awaits patient tax cutters - Kansas City Star. Laffer is a jackass.
In a 45-minute phone interview, Laffer said while he is “not surprised,” he didn’t know why the deficits have occurred. He still believes adamantly in his supply-side economic theory: If you reduce income taxes, you will raise more revenue, not less.If you reduce income taxes, you will raise more revenue, not less. Too bad that has never worked in reality. As far as Laffer and Republicans are concerned, tax cuts can never fail. They can only be failed.
Just when the revenue starts to rise is another matter.
“You have to view this over 10 years,” Laffer said. “It will work in Kansas.”
Scott Walker Isn't Sorry - The Atlantic. That guy looks like such a used-car salesman to me. If I looked up smarmy in the dictionary, I'm not sure if I'd find his picture or Ted Cruz's. Both are going to annoy the piss out of me during the Republican primary.
How an Amish missionary caused 2014's massive measles outbreak - Vox