In Vegas for a weekend with my sweetie after a long run at work, but, yet, still there are open tabs needing to be passed along. Herewith.
This post almost precisely summarizes our view of climate change and the ineptitude of greenie policy prescriptions to address it. Why is it germane? Because it calls out lefty chrony capitalism, one of our big sore spots.
A list of the top "aspirational cities" in the United States. What are they?
A city at its best, wrote the philosopher René Descartes, provides “an inventory of the possible.” The city Descartes had in mind was 17th-century Amsterdam, which for him epitomized those cities where people go to change their circumstances and improve their lives. But such aspirational cities have existed throughout American history as well, starting with Boston in the 17th century, Philadelphia in the 18th, New York in the 19th, Chicago in the early 20th, Detroit in the 1920s and 1930s, followed by midcentury Los Angeles, and San Jose in the 1980s.Old media death spiral: The Boston Globe sells for less than a Red Sox outfielder.
Yes, the great rule of aspirational cities is that they change over time, becoming sometimes less entrepreneurial, more expensive, and demographically stagnant. In the meantime, other cities, often once obscure, suddenly become the new magnets of opportunity.
More on the astonishing surge in Texas oil production.
Oops, we're heading out. More later.