Pseudo Random News and Comment

The China Syndrome  “SOEs, however, are the primary borrowers and thus the beneficiaries of depressed deposit rates. In their paper “A Real Picture of State-Owned Enterprises,” researchers at the Unirule Institute of Economics in Beijing showed that SOEs paid, on average, a real interest rate of 1.6 percent from 2001 to 2009, while the average market rate was 4.7 percent. The paper also showed that if interest rate and other subsidies SOEs received from the government were taken out, they would have earned a negative return on capital; in other words, they would have lost a lot of money.”

Is a Great Grey Exodus from America Starting?  I don’t think it will ever get very large. Too many foreigners in those other countries for the average American.

Cities To Use Eminent Domain To Seize Mortgage Loans?  It’s already abused in its traditional role, so imagine what could be seized if the floodgates were opened with this idea. Not getting enough campaign contributions from the latest multi-billion tech startup? Seize it.

Witness Response at Acute Onset of Stroke: A Qualitative Theory-Guided Study  If in doubt, check it out. Symptoms are not necessarily as expected, as I discovered when I had mine.

Lights, Camera, Reaction: When Did Eye-witnesses to Horror Become So Disturbingly Articulate?  It’s no surprise people don’t care about drones killing children when they don’t seem moved by it happening at their elbow. The detachment from reality is disturbing.

Skin has an internal clock: study Perhaps a way to control the appearance of aging by tinkering with the clock.

The Search Box Will Never Die, Let’s Stop Trying to Kill It I’ve been on a few sites that make it hard to find things. I don’t go back.


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