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How vanishing debt costs helped the UK forget about a never-ending deficit
a) We should be investing _heavily_ in better infrastructure right now. Heck, we should have been for a few years, considering how cheaply we can borrow.
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b) Look at how worried people are about the stock market lining up for a crash. I wonder if a big-enough one could cause us to abort Brexit.
uk  economics  viaSwampers 
24 days ago by andrewducker
The Evolution of Trust (Totally worth spending ten minutes playing with)
Really highlights the importance of being willing to forgive people for occasional mistakes, without being a total walkover.
evolution  games  behaviour  viaSwampers 
7 weeks ago by andrewducker
One in eight young people in the UK have never seen a real cow - 18% have never left the city
I once talked to an Outward Bound instructor who worked with deprived kids, and they'd arrive in the Lake District with no real idea that there were places that *big*.
It's sad that there are children who haven't left the city they were born in, but it doesn't surprise me.
cities  children  viaSwampers 
7 weeks ago by andrewducker
Interesting piece on suicide
I've never craved suicide. And only once thought that not existing might be nice (and even then only in passing, and purely theoretically).
suicide  viaSwampers 
8 weeks ago by andrewducker
Coconut oil as unhealthy as beef fat and butter
Personally, I love beef fat. And butter. Mmmmmmmm.
food  viaSwampers  fat 
june 2017 by andrewducker
Pakistani Musicians Play an Enchanting Version of Dave Brubeck’s Jazz Classic, “Take Five”
Also, a nice version of Eleanor Rigby. And over on Spotify I found their Pink Panther Theme and that was awesome.
music  pakistan  viaSwampers 
june 2017 by andrewducker
Netflix and Amazon streaming service rivals put BBC 'download and keep' service out of business
I have never "bought" a tv show on digital. Really can't imagine ever doing so. Happy to "rent", and subscribe for streaming though.
tv  bbc  vod  streaming  viaSwampers 
may 2017 by andrewducker
Solar System in a Bottle (to scale)
The sun would be about 28cm across, I think. And would therefore need its own bottle. Or bucket.
space  art  viaSwampers 
april 2017 by andrewducker
The Great Impostor
See also http://www.xkcdb.com/?10480 for a more informal discussion.

He makes Frank Abagnale look like an underachiever.
viaSwampers 
april 2017 by andrewducker
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