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).
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.