Thursday, July 20, 2006

Linkin' & thinkin'

Posted By on 07.20.06 at 12:40 PM

  • Hell is hot but entertaining. Rich people dress like bums, top executives have no title on their cards,  beautiful women dress down: it's called "counter signaling." More examples over at Marginal Revolution.

 

 

  • Hell is air-conditioned. Richard Cohen writes in the Washington Post, "The greatest mistake Israel could make at the moment is to forget that Israel itself is a mistake. It is an honest mistake, a well-intentioned mistake, a mistake for which no one is culpable, but the idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims (and some Christians) has produced a century of warfare and terrorism of the sort we are seeing now." (Hat tip to Cliopatria.)

 

  • Hailstorms in hell. The New Standard ("Independent. Commercial-free. Nonprofit. Uncompromised.") reports that Illinois will offer extra subsidies to companies locating "near affordable housing units or public-transportation routes," a move that has sucked some subsidy foes into speaking kindly of this form of boodle.

 

  • Hell just froze over. Environmental Defense is hiring a "project manager" to work with Wal-Mart in Bentonville, Arkansas, "to create substantive, measurable and lasting environmental progress." (Hat tip to worldchanging.)

 

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