Kramer’s incident with Barry (The Monkey)

President Reagan Gives Gorbachev a Tour of Washington D.C. – SNL

Sunnyboys – Alone With You – Countdown 20 September 1981

Life was still pretty short 100 years ago

From https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/lifeexpectancies/articles/howhaslifeexpectancychangedovertime/2015-09-09

The Bodies used as Landmarks on Mt. Everest

BBC Issues New Guidelines To Shut Down Debate On Climate Change

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Robin Guenier et al

Carbon Brief has obtained details of new BBC guidance on how to handle climate issues:

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The BBC, one of the world’s largest and most respected news organisations, has issued formal guidance to its journalists on how to report climate change.

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If you squint real hard you can see the present future of solar and wind

Demonetarised by @YouTube: Sex Research, Asian Discrimination, and #MeToo @DrDebraSoh interview

Stakeholders, The Treasury, and economic failure

croaking cassandra

The Treasury runs a survey of external stakeholders every couple of years, and usually publishes the results on their website quite quickly.  Last year, the results weren’t very good, so they delayed publishing them.  In fact, it was only a few days ago, in response to an OIA request from Eric Crampton at the New Zealand Initiative, that they finally released them.

As Eric notes the results aren’t all bad, but

Among those people interacting with Treasury about its core business of economics, macroeconomics, and fiscal projection, satisfaction dropped from 70% in 2015 to 47% in 2017. The proportion of stakeholders viewing Treasury staff as well-informed dropped significantly, as did overall confidence that staff do a good job, that Treasury challenges thinking on critical issues, and that Treasury can offer insights.

Eric has been concerned for some time about The Treasury’s de-emphasis on core economics and finance skills in…

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Legal Weed: The Great Social Experiment @_chloeswarbrick a master class in legislative drafting @cjsbishop

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