Monday, April 23, 2012

What I'm currently blogging about in some alternate reality

Via Andrew Gelman, Gary Rubinstein digs through NYC's data dump and produces a series of interesting posts. If you can't read the whole thing, make sure to check out part 1 and part 3.

Elsewhere in education, Felix Salmon points us to this case of a foundation providing high school lesson plans that push a definite agenda.

Back on the USPS beat, the NYT explains how the service's attempts to diversify are often blocked through the lobbying of competitors. Dean Baker has more on the subject.

And on the subject of the growth fetish (with a bit of ddulitism thrown in), Noah Smith looks at the performance of venture capital firms since the bubble burst.

On the plagiarism front, stealing from unpublished work is especially egregious.

When you're feeling old, reading Tennyson can improve your outlook.


  1. Should Heaven send me any son,
    I hope he's not like Tennyson.
    I'd rather have him play a fiddle
    Than rise and bow and speak an idyll.

    Dorothy Parker

    1. Along the same lines (and often incorrectly ascribed to Nash)

      Theodore Dreiser
      Should ought to write nicer