A collection of links to stories in this week’s Sunday New York Times. There’s a certain sense of deliciousness that following reading an actual newspaper, I’m now linking to stories contained therein.

Covering a news story from all angles is what makes newspaper reporting great.

There has to be a better way of handling this. Sure, certain cities need to be preserved but at what cost?

Looks like we’re heading for a second Cold War. Yay us.

Our president pens an op-ed on the election in Southern Sudan.

Logo design discussion for Mel.


What would the United States look like with a strict originalist interpretation of the Constitution
? Of course we should strongly adhere to a terribly flawed document that holds archaic beliefs of government and shouldn’t think of drafting a new one. Although to be honest, I don’t think we could write a new one this day and age.

Reading about my ancestors in the paper is always strange. Also strange to think someone in my family actually impacted the world.

That’s enough for the “Week in Review” section.

The Book Review sucked, skip it.

I’m doing OK. Also, here’s my tip for the year (and this shouldn’t be construed as actual financial advice. Or good advice), get out of any gold investments you have this year. Glen Beck’s been pushing people to buy gold as a spokesman and during his “news” show (conflict of interest anyone?). Too many people are purchasing it. It will correct itself this year. Hard too.

Ranking the best classical composers is kind of a neat endeavor when real critics do it. Bold prediction: Bach and Mozart will be on that list. Also, Tommasini asks what made Vienna (the Austrian town, not the Georgia one) such a breeding ground for musical genius. I could be flippant and say it was the devout Catholicism but I won’t.

Haven’t read the Magazine yet, someone tell me if it is any good.

 

18 Responses to Open Thread — Sunday Times Edition

  1. JMPrince says:

    When Economists Who Do It With Models Do It With Real Estate… tells us more than you ever wanted to know about cuddly Dr. Doom, Roubini of RGE fame & wonder:

    http://www.economistsdoitwithmodels.com/2011/01/12/when-economists-who-do-it-with-models-do-it-with-real-estate/

    They also mentions the lovely & intriguing site chartporn. Well worth the trip. Place looks trippy now too. JMP

  2. JMPrince says:

    And yet another reminder that the Grey Lady sux at Math facts. False Equivalence series 98.9:
    Angry Bear tries to clear it up, (but for a few typos):
    http://www.angrybearblog.com/2011/01/opinions-on-arithmetic-differ-both.html#more

    Robert Waldman concludes: “There are lies, damn lies and statistics as presented by the MSM.” Yep. SSDD. JMP

  3. JMPrince says:

    Older & more durable Panic Time: Via Mike’s Rortybomb:
    “Take any given group within the labour [sic] force, and the crisis has essentially generated a doubling of the unemployment rate”.

    http://rortybomb.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/unemployment-has-doubled-ratio-increases-by-state-surprisingly-consistent/

    Be aware that Mike’s got an addendum here in that the structural components to all this are still being argued out. They appear less consistent & less prominent in upcoming research. But that involves another link. Or citation. On Econ. So just go to the site & it’s in the subsequent list. Should anyone be interested. JMP

  4. JMPrince says:

    Another book recommendation by famous mush mouthed best selling Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely, now @ Duke & seen & heard regularly on NPR’s Marketplace & speaking tours. His site’s also a hoot & has a blog. His name + .com.

    http://www.amazon.com/Predictably-Irrational-Hidden-Forces-Decisions/dp/006135323X

    JMP

  5. Jules says:

    Interestingly when we first moved to GA, the NYT couldn’t deliver to Cobb, we subscribed and paid-but the papers never showed up-and then they would show up it would be on a wednesday-and we’d get like 5 papers at once. Of course they’d credit us-but that really wasn’t the point. We finally gave up.

    8 years later my parents moved to Roswell, dutifully scribed and same thing-apparently if yo live OTP no NYT for YOU!

    By then most everything was on line and we didn’t have a desire to find out what the current situation is.

    Although there isn’t a better experience in the world than a big pot of coffee and the Sunday Times in your sweats. Too bad that’s not an experience you could have outside 285.

    • Jen B. says:

      We had a subscription nearly four years ago, but.. I guess that’s because we’re ITP Cobb County?

    • Delicate Flower says:

      When did you move? The Times only recently started national delivery which was why there were likely problems.

      Also this is inspiring to go on my rant why news is best served in a physical medium than digitally.

  6. Jen B. says:

    Ed, please do this every Sunday. It’ll give me something to read with my coffee, so I don’t have to actually subscribe to a paper.

    • Delicate Flower says:

      I’m happy to do it but a BIGTIME lawyer should be able to shell out the $6 for a paper. And keep tons of folks in jobs.

      • Jen B. says:

        Ha. Tony actually subscribed to the NY Times when we first moved in together, but.. as it turns out, we were not the people in the commercials, sipping coffee, while laughing over the Times in the bed together while the sun shined through the window. It mostly wound up in the recycling bin.

  7. JMPrince says:

    Some of which have been overtaken by events. See TheMonkeyCage, Rortybomb & others. My recommendation is John Quiggin’s ‘Zombie Economics’ here’s a wiki where you can read much of it, well digested. And quickly: http://zombiecon.wikidot.com/
    JMP

  8. Steve Golden says:

    Speaking of book reviews, I’m looking for suggestions of political books I should add to my 2011 reading list. Any of you who are Facepage friends with me can see what I’ve already read, but I’m always looking for more suggestions about politics/policy books (or, really good history books too).

    Sorry to post this. I’m sounding far too much like JMP.