Archive for April 19th, 2022

April 19th, 2022 - 11:35 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Racism

No, police won’t be defunded

And bail reform is likely to fall victim to rising crime, too. “Defund the police,” interpreted literally, was always a bad idea. But it was mostly a slogan and rallying cry for police reform, and such “defunding” efforts as were undertaken were modest in scope and aimed at r[...]

April 19th, 2022 - 9:50 pm § in Misc.

Frittering away your life playing Microsoft Solitaire

Technically, Microsoft Klondike Solitaire. I didn’t know its history; Vox says (here) it’s been around since 1990, is likely the most popular computer game of all time, and “Microsoft took the original design … from an intern who has never made a cent off the game,” whi[...]

April 19th, 2022 - 9:24 pm § in Economics

How a hospital plans to fight a nurses’ strike

By suspending their health benefits. Employees don’t get paid when they go out on strike, and the employer can suspend their benefits, too. But it’s not common practice in the health care industry, and not a good look for a hospital, especially one affiliated with a highly respected medi[...]