Is eviction of people who have nowhere else to go the next housing crisis?

Many of the effects of income inequality appear behind closed doors but this article posits that the availability of housing itself is now critical because of cost and landlord evictions to raise rents. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-eviction-crisis-is-starting-to-look-a-lot-like-the-subprime-crisis-2019-03-26 The eviction crisis is starting to look a lot like the subprime mortgage crisis Published: Mar 27, 2019 12:01 p.m. ET Georgia … Continue reading Is eviction of people who have nowhere else to go the next housing crisis?

What difference would it make if Obamacare disappeared? Here are the numbers

Those opposed to Obamacare have failed utterly to come forth with a proposal that would provide the broad coverage, (relatively) reasonable premiums, and societal benefits of Obamacare. When the workers who buy the goods, who pay the taxes, and do the work to produce the goods are unhealthy, all of society pays. Doesn't it make … Continue reading What difference would it make if Obamacare disappeared? Here are the numbers

If “rule of law” has a fuzzy meaning for you, or you care about justice, read this book

These past few years have challenged US citizens' knowledge about their own country's system of justice and law. What can a President do without constraint? What are the standards that should be applied when deciding who should be prosecuted? I have a great deal of respect for this gentleman and very much look forward to … Continue reading If “rule of law” has a fuzzy meaning for you, or you care about justice, read this book

More intense weather to include heavier rains over California — pluses and minuses

Seems almost funny that California with its recent drought problems now faces regular and increasingly severe downpours, but it's all part of the changing climate. For me, the almost 50 inches of rain received by Houston during the recent two hurricanes are a prime example of the too much of anything isn't good. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/03/california-could-see-intense-rains-in-the-future/ Atmospheric … Continue reading More intense weather to include heavier rains over California — pluses and minuses

Why does microwaved water produce such lousy tea?

I think almost every tea drinker has been tempted, at some point, to take the easy route and microwave the water for brewing. The resulting tea always tastes lousy. This article explains why. An older article but contains good info. https://slate.com/culture/2013/06/microwaving-water-for-tea-why-are-the-results-so-lousy.html Food Explainer: Why Does Microwaving Water Result in Such Lousy Tea? By┬áNADIA ARUMUGAM JUNE … Continue reading Why does microwaved water produce such lousy tea?

Male birth control pill on the horizon — here’s how it works

Of course men have viewed everything to do with child bearing from whether a child is a son to taking charge of birth control to being the default option for the chores of child raising as the purview of the mother. I'm having a hard time visualizing the males who would take this. All in … Continue reading Male birth control pill on the horizon — here’s how it works

Amazon Kindles, however old, are worth cash and trade-in credit

The other day I thought my Amazon Kindle Oasis had died. Since I spend hours using it every day, I was unhappy to say the least. Turned out to be fixable. But this is what I'm doing to get myself a spare. Amazon accepts trade-ins (working or not) of all versions of its Kindles, from … Continue reading Amazon Kindles, however old, are worth cash and trade-in credit