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Kind of funny, kind of sad...

http://www.allanalytics.com/author.asp?section_id=3619&doc_id=278299&f_src=allanalytics_sitedefault

Evidently people in Virginia and Maryland are much better at brushing their teeth than the states around them!

...Or maybe people in the Ohio river valley just live longer?  Here's hoping.
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This is an important point:

"MaCurdy found that the costs of raising the wage are passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices. Minimum-wage workers often work at places that disproportionately serve people down the income scale. So raising the minimum wage is like a regressive consumption tax paid for by the poor to subsidize the wages of workers who are often middle class."

In other words, what people buy the largest percentage of their total purchases from places like Walmart?  Raising prices at companies that primarily hire at the minimum wage will increase prices disproportionally for many more poor people, both for minimum wage earners as well as people barely above that wage but still below the poverty line.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/24/opinion/david-brooks-the-minimum-wage-muddle.html
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There’s a good legal argument for a right to plural marriage.
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Interesting ideas, +Jake VK and +Jesse McDonald ... that's probably the way things will go.  I'm all for the government staying out of agreements between 2 individuals!  What makes marriage a bit different than other contracts is that we have the idea of "marriage benefits" in our society.  If persons A+B decide to make a contract between themselves, I as "person C" must now treat A differently (say, if I were A's employer, I must now provide addition health care to B, even though I myself had no prior relationship to B).  This is really interesting!!  "A+B affecting C" is the key issue around many philosophical government debates (like taxation).

Suffice to say, either laws will be changed to not reflect marital status (Jesse's argument), which is akin to saying marriage benefits will be taken away, or if "marriage" evolves to simply a contract between any two individuals (Jake's argument), then effectively marriage benefits will increase.

I think those are the main two cases... I'm not sure I'm totally happy with either outcome.  Not arguing with your points, just sayin'.
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This is interesting:  evidently there are limits to how "unbiased" you can draw districts!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/15/upshot/you-cant-draw-unbiased-districts-in-florida-even-if-you-try.html
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Sometimes Chicago is really ridiculous.  And then I remember that I moved to Evanston and don't have to put up with this particular nonsense.  (Unfortunately I'm still in Cook County, however)

http://www.businesspundit.com/chicagos-netflix-tax-isnt-the-first-and-wont-be-the-last/
Chicago will begin taxing streaming and cloud services like Netflix and Spotify. But is it really a new concept or just a sign of tax policy to come?
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Another great visualization from the IDV Solutions UXBlog

http://uxblog.idvsolutions.com/2015/07/tornado-specific-alerting.html
In North America, tornadoes can be a real...problem. Their geographic pattern and seasonal trend is something I think a lot about here, from the perspective of understanding risk -especially on behalf of organizations that ha...
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Interesting article and study, but does this plot actually show anything?  This is about the noisiest data I ever seen.  They need to increase their sample size and account for confounding variables.

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21657768-self-control-improves-your-prospects-it-may-harm-your-health-no-good-deed
IT BEGAN with some marshmallows. In the 1960s Walter Mischel, a psychologist then working at Stanford University, started a series of experiments on young children....
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Hmm, a lot of people lacking self control add so much bad habits to their lives that at 25 they look like 45:). I cannot agree.
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I like this quote by Margaret Thatcher:  "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."

http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/for-americas-economy-the-end-is-nigh/
“Full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes” was an approach fortunately justified by events during the Battle of Mobile Bay, but as a strategy for managing a nation’s economy it is folly. Mr. Obama’s mission to destroy America’s economy is complete. The damage he has done is irreversible. The dollar is history. The American economy [...]
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From the article: "The community believes itself a democracy. The host portrays the community as a republic, with itself as the elected. In reality, online communities are weak dictatorships."

Hmm... Facebook?

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Sr. Decision Sciences Analyst (data scientist / predictive modeler)
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    Sr. Decision Sciences Analyst, 2012 - present
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