Links 2/16/2020

Angry Cockatoo Tears Down Anti-Bird Spikes And Throws Them To The Ground Bored Panda (furzy) Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners to Replace Lawns with Bee-Friendly Wildflowers, Clover and Native Grasses Return to Now (furzy) Gulp! Earlier…

  TV Ratings: Oscars Fall to All-Time Lows I didn’t watch. Who needs to see a throng of self-important lefties revel in their fabulousness while they promote their fatuous work? Yes folks, movies have become…

Yves here. Even if you don’t agree with Bob Hertz’s prescription for medical debt, his typology of various types of debtors and the political and practical problems they pose provides a good foundation for further…

Links 2/15/2020

Canada driver captures rare sighting of mother lynx and her kittens Guardian Researchers identify 1,500 dance moves bees use to communicate Daily Mail (David L) Ski season in the Alps may soon be over, permanently…

Hyejin Ku, Uta Schӧnberg, Ragnhild C. Schreiner 15 February 2020 Most countries exhibit large and persistent geographical differences in income and employment (Kline and Moretti 2014). Place-based policies attempt to reduce these differences by targeting…