Until Further Titling – Week Four: Proofs of God
Things floating around in these present times…
- “>”Food insecurity” isn’t an ongoing concern in the United States, as leftist hand-wringers claim. The methodology (not to mention special interested) that drove the study were flawed.
- A not-so-funny joke in our government: The Army, given $4.3 billion to track spending, can’t track spending.
- Psychopaths have bad sniffers.
- There are now 52 excuses why global climate change could be occurring but not measured well.
- Related to the last, it is also unclear to me still why biodiversity would not be increased if global warming occurs. Or perhaps if CO2 is increasing, as some record crop harvests suggest… (Economic aside: this is great for the consumer!)
- With respect to food, a new trillion-meal study shows no averse effects from GMOs in millions of mammals.
- Yelp is legally able to change ratings in exchange for funds from a business. I am not sure this poses a huge problem for the free marketeers, however, and here is why: a business will have excess revenues to pay for things like ads (which is what Yelp acts as, essentially) only if it is satisfying the customers who use their services. Restaurants are notoriously tight on profit margins. Ergo, those who are able to pay Yelp to boost their ratings are very likely already creating serious demand for their food… Still thinking on this one…
- Judge Says Raid On Twitter User Perfectly Fine Because Officers Can Enforce Non-Existent Laws Provided They Have ‘Probable Cause’
- Could the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics be wrong? A new mathematical experiment suggests maybe (but I am not buying it!).
- Grief and the problem of evil are not so easy as to rule out God – but they may affirm God.
- Study: Insulting someone doesn’t convince them of your opinion, but it may cement them in theirs. Not surprising, and something I need to learn!
- “If you hate government so much, move to Somalia!” Well, comparing apples to apples, it is working out alright, all things considered…
- Plea bargains are actually kind of a messed up practice, if you think about it, as Bob Murphy explains.
- Study: The criminal justice system creates incentives to falsely convict suspects, especially forensics.
- The Federal Reserve, our bank of issue here in the USA, could have given every household $56K instead of engaging in QE (which might be taken as good proof that the system is cronyist to the core as opposed to intended toward helping all, as is the stated purpose), but it is actually taking a more active part in destroying the middle class.
- Why are gas stations located so close to each other?: