“The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.” -Carl Jung Christopher Hitchens volunteered to be waterboarded to demonstrate the effects of the procedure. Careful, the video is pretty disturbing. He talks about his experience. The Bush administration may want to deny we torture but unless they … [Read more…]


If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a man and a dog. -Mark Twain New research on dog aggression. “They may be small, but new research found that one in five dachshunds have bitten or tried to bite strangers, and … [Read more…]

More Econ Nerdyness

“It’s not social manipulation. It’s reinforcing customer satisfaction.” – Yale Fox A DJ in Canada is studying how music impacts customers drink purchases. “The First Drink Syndrome – Bar sales spiked when waves of people entered the club, no matter what music was playing. It’s the urge to fit in. “People will purchase a drink, … [Read more…]