dangerousmeta!, the original new mexican miscellany, offering eclectic linkage since 1999.

Pacific Standard: California’s Lax Policing of the Fracking Industry.

The problem is that at least 100 of the state’s aquifers were presumed to be useless for drinking and farming because the water was either of poor quality, or too deep underground to easily access. Years ago, the state exempted them from environmental protection and allowed the oil and gas industry to intentionally pollute them.” !^$%$^@#^%!%$ [Holding my hand to my throat, practically strangling myself, so I don’t start shouting again.] There is no such thing as a useless resource.

07/24/14 • 03:58 PM • EconomicsEnvironmentalHome & LivingHuman RightsNaturePolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?

Compared with the average OECD country, the U.S. delivers (population adjusted) almost three times as many mammograms, two-and-a-half times the number of MRI scans, and 31 percent more C-sections.

07/23/14 • 09:12 AM • EconomicsHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OneHeadlightInk: Turns out movies DO make money for New Mexico.

It is interesting that on average full time movie jobs pay over $50,000 per year. Over 8000 jobs have been created over the last four years.

07/23/14 • 09:11 AM • EconomicsHome & LivingSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Rich People Shrug Off High Taxes.

Despite the common political argument that local governments need to coddle high earners with low taxes, lest they take their wealth elsewhere, rich New Yorkers, at least, seem to accept with equanimity the burden of contributing to civilization.”  OK, that’s it. We can end the tax cut insanity then?

07/21/14 • 12:26 PM • EconomicsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Neatorama: “Human Props” Who Stay in Luxury Homes But Live Like Ghosts.

The trick is, one must be ready at all times to vacate the premises completely at the drop of a hat.

07/14/14 • 09:49 AM • ConsumptionEconomicsHome & Living • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Turbulence Ahead - The Coming Pilot Shortage and How It Came to Be.

The First Officers I flew with at American Eagle came there with over $200,000 in debt for a job that pays $22,914 per year, to start.” Becoming a pilot used to be a virtual guarantee of a high-paying job; the industry was ‘Napstered’ even before Napster existed.

07/14/14 • 09:46 AM • EconomicsHistoryHome & LivingPoliticsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Dish: Tax Cuts Don’t Pay For Themselves.

How many goddamn times need it be said? Reagan/Contract with America/Bush II/today … we need to put a stake through the zombie’s heart, immolate the corpse and forget the location.

07/10/14 • 09:34 AM • EconomicsHistoryPolitics • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: US drought to deplete Lake Mead to levels not seen since 1930s.

California, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming wouldn’t see direct cuts in their share of river water, but officials have acknowledged there would be ripple effects.”  Water wars are gearing up. Just wait.

07/09/14 • 10:55 AM • EconomicsEnvironmentalHome & LivingPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

VQR: Losing Sparta.

Long, important read. Leans a bit close to maudlin, but has good intentions. Via MeFi.

07/06/14 • 11:44 AM • EconomicsHome & LivingHuman RightsPoliticsTravel • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: A Grieving Father Pulls a Thread That Unravels BNP’s Illegal Deals.

Worth your time to read through.

07/01/14 • 08:12 AM • EconomicsHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Naked Cap: Arctic Seafloor Methane Release is Double Earlier Estimates.

Do you want it to exist at all, this monetizable ‘carbon budget,’ if it means only 2/3 chance that your grandchildren will not be hunter-gatherers?

07/01/14 • 08:00 AM • EconomicsEnvironmentalPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PC World: Google reacts to Office 365 momentum with unlimited cloud storage.

There are no asterisks on the storage. [snip] It’s truly unlimited at Google scale. We don’t want customers to spend time worrying about storage.” Been waiting for this cloud tier to drop; haven’t you all, also? But wait a bit … see if responses dive even further in price.

06/25/14 • 02:40 PM • ConsumptionEconomicsGoogleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Modern Farmer: The Abstinence Method.

“Large-scale agriculture proponents reject any link between farms and human health problems. In publications and testimony, spokespeople for conventional meat production have said that taking away antibiotics would cut productivity and raise costs. But the Netherlands’ success demonstrates this isn’t true.

06/17/14 • 07:20 PM • EconomicsHealthHome & LivingScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Contently: New Report Reveals Just How Drastically Brand Engagement is Plummeting on Facebook.

Hitching your wagon to any service, whether Google, Facebook or other(s), seems the height of unwisdom these days.

06/15/14 • 09:29 PM • EconomicsInternetSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtsJournal/CultureCrash: What if Music Streaming Collapses?

Not one of the music streaming companies has made a profit yet, not one.

06/12/14 • 09:02 AM • EconomicsInternetMusic • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Medium/The Nib: The Case Against Sharing.

Of note.

06/07/14 • 10:24 AM • EconomicsHome & LivingInternetTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WCPO: Burt Reynolds faces foreclosure.

The Bandit is looking fragile. Man, time has flown.

06/03/14 • 09:40 AM • EconomicsEntertainmentHistoryHome & Living • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Eastern Outlook: Washington‘s Shale Boom Going Bust.

As a whole shale energy companies spend more than they are making in net profit, creating a bubble of “junk” bond debt to keep the Ponzi game going. That bubble will pop the second the Fed hints interest rates will rise, or even sooner.” It’s like a drug, a politico-economic pyramid scheme. When it goes crunch, it’s the people who live in fracking areas who are really gonna get the hurt. Via NakedCap.

06/03/14 • 09:39 AM • EconomicsEnvironmentalPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

kottke: Kickstarter Boost.

Direct pledges to those projects from kottke.org readers ranged from just over $400 to almost $12,000 with an average of about $4,600. kottke.org also participates in Amazon’s Associates program and over the past 12 months, kottke.org readers have collectively spent an average of $23,000 per month at Amazon.” Interesting.

Later: Oof. Maybe the wrong timing.

06/03/14 • 09:19 AM • ConsumptionEconomicsSmall BusinessWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WSJ: Fed Officials Downplay Financial Stability Concerns.

My old man used to call Wonder Bread, “The Incredible Shrinking Bread.” Why buy air, was his point. Like that unfortunate product, this article manages to give us text that reveals absolutely nothing we don’t know already.

06/01/14 • 09:07 AM • EconomicsHome & LivingPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: It’s three times cheaper to give housing to the homeless than to keep them on the streets.

A new study is out providing support to one of my favorite ideas in public policy — that the best way to deal with the challenge of homelessness is to give homeless people homes to live in.” One of the early popular Almanacs (remember that book craze in the ‘70’s) created an infographic showing that if you took the American defense budget and rerouted it for just one year to housing the homeless, you could give each homeless person a $250,000 house.

05/30/14 • 09:38 AM • EconomicsHome & LivingHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WSJ: Lawsuit Filed Over Cooper Union Tuition.

The plaintiffs’ aim: to stop the school from introducing tuition next fall and to prompt a court investigation into how the board has managed school finances.

05/29/14 • 09:33 AM • ChildhoodEconomicsHome & LivingLawScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CityLab: How Heavy Metal Tracks the Wealth of Nations.

This music of disillusion and despair is, strangely, biggest in countries with very high quality of life.

05/28/14 • 08:48 AM • EconomicsHuman RightsMusicPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Please Turn to the Chapter on Obscurity …

‘Did you write it?’ she asked. ‘No,’ I said. ‘I just like signing books.’

05/26/14 • 03:36 PM • ArtsBooksEconomicsHome & LivingSmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Norman Rockwell’s Art, Once Sniffed At, Is Becoming Prized.

The priggishness over Rockwell in serious art circles has been unmerited for a long time now. “A mere illustrator.” It’s like saying Michael Jackson was without merit because he was a mere pop star and didn’t compose any symphonies. I certainly can’t paint as well as Mr Rockwell - can any of the critics?

05/26/14 • 03:28 PM • ArtsEconomicsHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
Page 1 of 144 pages  1 2 3 >  Last »