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Miles Kimball
Eaton Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Bloomberg Columnist, and Independent Blogger on economics, politics, religion & fighting obesity
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Kirk Willard 17m
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Here's a good entry from that touches on some of the territory we hit when discussing pricing systems.
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sudeepj21 1h
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So French Fries just might be the mother of all bad ideas.. (unless fried in butter..) Carbs + PUFA oxidized at high temperature for a long time.
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sudeepj21 1h
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They get damaged by oxidation and turn into lots of nasty stuff such as aldehydes, peroxides... which in turn cause oxidative damage in our bodies.
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sudeepj21 1h
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If its fried at a high temperature in a PUFA vegetable oil, the oil is unhealthy too!
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Miles Kimball 29m
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I push wage matching by the government in "Inequality Is About the Poor, Not About the Rich" Wage matching is what people imagine minimum wages do, but don't. You can't tax rich people by imposing a minimum wage—it's too easy just to hire less.
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Kudos to Laura Tyson and Lenny Mendonca for pushing government wage matching. They should talk to (See and ) h/t
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Sounds awful!
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What happens to PUFA vegetable oils at a high temperature?
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Miles Kimball Sep 20
"In bread and butter, it’s the bread that’s unhealthy, not the butter."
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Miles Kimball Sep 22
"In fried rice, it is the rice that is unhealthy, not the oil the rice is fried in."
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Miles Kimball Sep 22
"The worst thing about french fries is that they’re made of potatoes, not the oil they’re cooked in."
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Miles Kimball Sep 22
"In a hamburger, it is the bun that is the unhealthiest part."
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"The worst thing about bacon is the sugar added to the bacon."
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9 rules for political debate: pay attention listen be inclusive don’t gossip show respect be agreeable apologize give constructive criticism take responsibility
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Today's post: "John Locke: We Are All Born Free"
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“...women serving at the U.S. naval base in Charles­ton were at high­est risk na­tion­wide, with 17%—or nearly one in six—re­port­ing in a sur­vey that they had been sex­u­ally as­saulted.” Women serving on ships face higher sex-assault risks, study finds
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In Puerto Rico, unreliable electric grid spurs demand for solar-power units
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“It is re­ally hard to change peo­ple’s be­havior, and a sin­gle piece of feed­back is not go­ing to do much, no mat­ter how it is phrased.” —Daniel Ariely
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To fight heart disease, “We will need to shift to a new par­adigm, one fo­cused on pre­ven­tion—turn­ing down the faucet rather than mop­ping up the floor.” A 1st step is to avoid slow poisons such as sugar. Review: “Heart: A History” by Sandeep Jauhar.
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“the con­cept of Hell also has played a vi­tal cathar­tic func­tion in so­ci­eties rife with in­jus­tice, pro­vid­ing the grim sat­is­fac­tion that tyran­ni­cal lead­ers, cor­rupt priests and other evil­do­ers would not es­cape God’s judgment”
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