Link Love, Love Me Do

Thank you for this well-reasoned article on the NY Soda controversy from Tenured radical.  It’s not paternalism– it’s libertarian paternalism.  You can still get your 64oz of sugary soda, just in four cups rather than one.  And you can still get 64oz of other beverages.  I can see an environmentalist argument against the practice (if people do indeed go for four cups, but that’s unlikely), but not really a liberty one.

Unbalanced reaction asks you to summarize your semester in two sentences or less.

The Little Professor brings us the syllabus of the very far future.

A powerful story about life changes from modest money.

Gypsy Roxy Lee asks what happened to your ex’s?  Do you know? I only have one ex-boyfriend that I care about (he was a wonderful person, we just didn’t mesh in terms of sense of humor etc.), and I’ve heard through the grapevine (his sister married the brother of one of my sister’s friends) that he’s happily married to a woman he met while stationed in Japan and they have two wonderful children.  So I’m happy about that (and no longer feel guilty about the horrible way I dumped him).

Patriarchy sucks.  But check out the awesome picture of twitter feed.  And a related comic.

If you are mad, perhaps you need a calming manatee.

This is a super-cool time-suck that will suck all your time, but you weren’t using it for anything useful anyway:  a map of genre fiction.  Click and click again and explore within each sector… yummy.

We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance.

15 Responses to “Link Love, Love Me Do”

  1. Leah Says:

    I <3 manatees! Thanks for that link. They were my favorite animal in third grade. Our teacher made us write a report every week on either a composer, artist, or animal. She hung up pics, and we had to choose one with the caveat that we needed a certain number of each. It was excellent.

    re: exes, I vaguely have an idea where about half of them are. And, honestly, I'd prefer to not even have a vague idea. They're exes for a reason.

  2. Modest Money Says:

    Thanks for the mention. Even called the story powerful! Aww shucks. Plus it’s cool knowing that people are checking out my blog and taking my ramblings to heart. Here I thought it was just the dozen or so regular commenters who were actually reading.

  3. Rumpus Says:

    I like the genre map, that’s pretty cool.

  4. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    Why am I not surprised that you dumped someone horribly? Either of you!

  5. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    Oh, hey! I just realized you changed the name of the blogge! COOLIO!!!

  6. becca Says:

    My exes are:
    *a security guard, and apparently doing well with a new partner (this is the one I dumped horribly)
    *still pining over me, but at least he’s a biologist and not a physicist anymore (yeah, I didn’t dump him horribly. But I don’t know if I was a net force for good in his life, though he says I was)
    *back from Africa, and still trying to find himself (he was the one that dumped *me* horribly)
    *making a boatload of money in finance, last I heard. He’s the only one who won’t talk to me anymore, and it wasn’t because we were exes (we talked for years after that), but because I had a kid. He’s the only real bad apple in the bunch, and I will not invest serious money in the stock market until I know they aren’t so desperate they hire people like him. I miss arguing politics with him SO MUCH though.

  7. Bella Says:

    Isn’t it wonderful how sometimes things work out perfectly for the “dumpee” and we don’t have to carry the burden of guilt? Thanks for the shout out! :)

  8. MutantSupermodel Says:

    I’m only friends with ONE ex. I’m a bridge-burner.

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