Why communism doesn’t work

Most people think that the problem with communism is that people aren’t perfectly altruistic, or central planners aren’t smart enough, but neither of these is the real issue. The real bottleneck is data, not intelligence. See, economics is the study of choice. Specifically, it’s about the choice of how you allocated limited resources that have … Les mer

Bøker 2024

Skråpånatta – Lars Mytting. På papir. Jeg blir fortsatt rørt. Heartstone – C. J. Sansom. Nok en innmari bra bok. Revelation – C. J. Sansom. Selv massemorder-jakt blir bra når Shardlake etterforsker. Sovereign – C. J. Sansom. Jeg har blitt hekta på Shardlake Dark Fire – C. J. Sansom. Matthew Shardlake er tiltake i Cromwells … Les mer

Bøker 2023 (66 – 475 siden 2002)

A canticle for Leibowitz – Walther M Miller               Trist men fin sci-fi. Minneverdig Magpie Murders – Anthony Horowitz                       Intrikat «who done it». Bra The Riddle of the sands – Erskine Childers             Kjempefin «spionbok» fra Nordsjøkysten Black Run – D.L. Marshall                 Møte i rom sjø, mer MacLean 😊 Anthrax Island – D.L. Marshall          MacLean er tilbake! … Les mer

A dad’s diet affects his sperm — and his sons’ health

Mouse fathers who ate high-fat foods and human fathers with high body-mass index have male offspring with metabolic disorders. A dad’s sperm records his diet — and this record affects his sons’ metabolism, according to a study of mice and humans1. Giving male mice a high-fat diet raises levels of some types of RNA in … Les mer

Skatt og likhet

Guttorm Schjelderup, DN.no 27. mai 2024, kl. 19.59 I DN 25. mai skriver mine to kolleger Jøril Mæland og Karin Thorburn at formuesskatten krymper kaken vi har til deling. De nevner ikke at nesten alle skatter krymper kaken, og at det ikke er belegg fra empirisk studier om at kaken krymper mer ved formuesskatten. Statistikken viser hvor … Les mer

The split brain

Gazzaniga, Michael S., «The Split Brain Revisited,» Scientific American, July 1998 The Corpus Callosum has been severed, a treatment for epilepsy. 1.  Each hemisphere was presented a picture that related to one of four cards placed in front of the split-brain subject.  The right hemisphere saw the picture on the left (a snow scene), and … Les mer

The Chevy Malibu is the latest sedan to die

Chevy will stop production of its Malibu model in November to push into EV production. By Cassandra Cassidy May 10, 2024 High school parking lots are going to look a lot different in 10 years. This week, GM announced it’s retiring the Chevy Malibu, the company’s last sedan model, to focus on EV production. The … Les mer

Innsiktsfulle sitater

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair, forfatter, gravejournalist og politisk aktivist, 1878-1968 There’s a lot of aversion to risk. When you get people involved whose job it is to mitigate risk, they’re just going to say no to most things. … Les mer