Wednesday assorted links

1. Kittyconomics (teaching economics through cat videos).

2. Imagery on good vs. bad banknotes.

3. “This contains official information about the upcoming Harvard Graduate Students Union – United Auto Workers strike. Strikers will stop work on the first hour of December 3rd.

4. “We won’t deal with millionaires,” says Sean Hoey, managing director of the facility, run by International Bank Vaults (IBV). “We will be dealing only with billionaires.”  Article link.


#4. If this was "real" it would be a secret. It's mostly just a gimmick.

If you want to be a millionaire, start by picking up a billion dollars' worth of jewelry in a Rolls-Royce with the number plate II IBV

Of course the Harvard Grad Student Union is committed to making the strike accessible.

#3 Just wamt to signal my disdain for those terrible entitled Harvard strikers.

I hope some students are brave enough to cross the picket lines.

Yes yes but they must do this as a penance. Unions and union corruption - such as that at the UAW - is part and parcel of the positional good these children signed up for when they went to Harvard. They're just trying to get their money's worth.

It's just like Jonathan Butler - son of a rail executive - during the Mizzou protests. He must 'demonstrate' his credentials to one day join the ranks of some union so he too can embezzle millions. See how this works?

All the works a stage, and they must perform their qualifications to become grifters...or join the main stream media, whomever makes the first offer.

It is not that simple.

Shut down any public education institution and stop subsidizing private parasites like Harvard.

As Rothbard once said: “Nobody ever strike at Berlitz”. He was referring to students, but I think we can extend this to professors and other weird hybrids. Including this weirdest UAW-Ivory tower connection, which I do not understand at all.

Great idea, hun. You're running for president, too? Let us know. We're with you!

No, I am not running.

1) I am not American by birth
2) I live in Honduras
3) I am an anarchist
4) I have better things to do
5) Wife would not allow me

"Nobody ever strike at Berlitz”.
Oh, God.

Welcome to the billionaires’ new piggy bank. A bank vault in a grade-II listed 120-year-old former mansion next to the Dorchester Hotel on London’s Park Lane will open for business next week.

This is no ordinary bank. This one will be slightly more discerning of its customers than the average high street bank branch. “We won’t deal with millionaires,” says Sean Hoey, managing director of the facility, run by International Bank Vaults (IBV). “We will be dealing only with billionaires.”
Protect by the whims of the city council of Londonstan

The upcoming Harvard Graduate Students Union – United Auto Workers strike??

I am not buying a car made by Harvard Grad students.

At least not one built on Friday.

"At least not one built on Friday."

I've worked in car plants a thousand hours or so over the last 20 years, and I don't know where that idea comes from. I'll take the last car built on a Friday over the first car built on a Monday all things being equal. Indeed, it's true of most manufactured products that the quality is on average lower at the start of a run than at any other time, all else being equal.

I'm worried unions are gonna do to feminist theoretical approaches and dissertations about bodies as the sites of oppression, what they did to Detroit. 'Cuz in America we always blow everything out.

We lead the world in intersectionality thesis production.

Let’s get these industry leaders to Detroit so they can use their management techniques to revamp the auto industry.

Don't laugh. Intersectionality theses are probably still more useful than a Pontiac Aztek.

Xuck a doofdle do!

#1: I didn't think the economics explanations were particularly good and the information conveyed per minute seemed low.

But if it helps students learn, or learn better than they do without cat videos, then great. E.g. maybe it takes them more time to learn, but they learn better because they're actually watching the videos.

I wonder how the cats will explain say the Coase Theorem or the marginal rate of substitution?

1. Self-recommeownding

#2: bills with political leaders is one more symptom of authoritarian leaders. Other one is street names, when you see General *** St. instead of Muddy River or Hill St, it's also authoritarians. The worst is when this naming and depiction is for living leaders...hope I never have to travel to one of those places.

Pretty much, although sometimes it's corruption or toadying rather than authoritarianism, e.g. Los Angeles International Airport's international terminal was renamed the Tom Bradley Terminal or some such when Mayor Bradley was still alive -- and in office! That was a bad look and a bad move, but not one that stemmed from an autocratic government.

Also just about every city in the US has a street named after George Washington, granted if they gave the street a full name they'd probably call it President Washington Street rather than General Washington Street.

When I rented a car and drove into downtown Toronto, some of my USA-centered assumptions about street names no longer worked. E.g. as I approached a street with a long name (but was far enough away that I couldn't read the letters) I instinctively thought it looked like it was named "Washington Street". It turned out to be "Wellington Street".

Nearby was a street named "King Street". In the US, such a street is likely to be named after Martin Luther King rather than King George III or whatever king.

But yeah, there should be a universal law that you can't name a permanent structure after a living political leader.

Fun Tip: The 1st Duke of Wellington was the only British chief executive to have held a staff rank.

But you Americans have got, what, Washington, Jackson, Grant, Eisenhower...etc, etc.

(Postscript....Holy S**t...,there's about a score of US presidents who held Staff Rank...that's some military-political complex!)

Interesting, I hadn't thought about British leaders not having been military leaders. Maybe I'm used to thinking of Henry V, MacBeth, etc.

I presume that plenty of British PMs have had at least some military service as Winston Churchill did? Similarly LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and H.W. Bush all had military experience, but at relatively low ranks -- or are you counting anyone who was an officer in the military? Then those presidents would count -- but so would Churchill.

Yeah, military experience is pretty rare in British political life. Even for Sec. State for Defence.

I'm counting staff rank only to avoid minor military service via conscription during times of general war or someone for whom active service was a large part of their life Churchill,

....except for Sewerage treatment facilities?

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