Fully baked facts
Raw facts are abundant, which is why I very much appreciate the fully baked goods: A comment on an Economist article re: electric vehicles — This estimate of carbon savings is absurd. The refining of oil for petrol production is extremely energy intensive. It must then be distributed in tankers to filling stations across the country - which in itself uses >10% of the fuel by...
Unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. They go to parties intent on finding their perfect partner, and so miss opportunities to make good friends. They look through the newspaper determined to find certain job advertisements and, as a result, miss other types of jobs. Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is...
A Vaster Wasteland
We are nearly alone in the democratic world in not providing our candidates with public-service television time. Instead we make them buy it—and so money consumes and corrupts our political discourse.